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History of Education

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Old Deluder Satan Act Early Colonial law designed to create scripture-literate citizens who would thwart Satan's trickery.
Vouchers Checks or written documents that parents can use to purchase educational services.
Character Education An approach to developing morality that suggests moral values and positive character traits, such as honesty and citizenship, should be emphasized, taught and rewarded.
Common School Movement A historical attempt to make education available to all children in the US.
Normal Schools Two-Year institutions developed in the early 1800's to prepare prospective elementary teachers.
Comprehensive High School A secondary school that attempts to meet the needs of all students by housing them together and providing curricular activities ( vocational or college predatory programs) geared towards a variety of student ability levels and. Interests.
Latin Grammer School A college preparatory originally designed to help boys prepare for the ministry or later for a career in law.
Academy A secondary school that focused on the practical needs of colonial America as a growing nation.
English Classical School A free secondary School designed to meet the needs of boys not planning to attend college.
Junior High Schools Schools that were originally designed in the early 1900's to provide a unique academic curriculum for early adolescent youth.
Middle Schools Schools typically for grades 6-8, specifically designed to help students through the rapid social, emotional and intellectual changes characteristic of early adolesnce.
Assimilation A process of socializing people so that they adopt dominant social norms and patterns of behavior.
"Seperate but Equal" A policy of segregating minorities in education, transportation, housing, & other areas of public life if opportunities & facilities were considered equal to non-minorities.. In education, that meant separate schools, teachers, curricula and resources.
War on Poverty A general term for federal programs designed to eradicate poverty during the 1960's
Compensatory education programs Government attempts to create more equal educational opportunities for disadvantaged youth.
Head Start A federal compensatory education program designed to help 3-5 years old disavantaged children enter school ready to learn.
Title I A federal compensatory education program that funds supplemental education services for low-income students in elementary and secondary schools.
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