Modern Period of American Education (1920-present)

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Modern Period of American Education
(1920-present)
By Katie Outz
Adult Education Movement
• 21 million adults are
taking some form of
adult education
• Many are afraid of
loosing their jobs
• Adults go back to
school for many
reasons
5 main types of adult education
programs that evolved over time:
1.
Junto
2.
Lyceum
3.
Smith Acts
4.
Veterans Administration
5.
Manpower Act
John Dewey
• Communication was
education
• Crucial to social life
• People need teachers
• Learn how to be
problem solvers
Brown vs. Board of Education
• Linda Carol Brown
Topeka, Kansas
required to attend all black school
• Her father teamed up with the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored People
• 9 blacks were escorted into a high school
Public Law, The Education of All
Handicapped Children Act
• Improve education
program for
handicap children
• Children and adults
(3-21)
• Evaluation for
special education
programs
• IEP must then be
written out
• Parent training
George Counts and Progressive
Education
• Wrote “The Principles
of Education” and “Dare
the School Build a New
Social Order”
• Wanted teachers to
lead society
• Teachers should be
concerned with outside
world
• Schools need to join
groups
Stanley Hall and the Testing
Movement
• Influenced by Charles
Darwin
• Focused attention on
needs of adolescents
• Stages of children's
lives
Works Cited
• http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/
• www.bugzplaypark.co.za
• www.myleapsandbounds.co.uk/disabled.jpg
• www.khsd.k12.ca.us/bas/images/lgpic_home.jpg
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