Historical Foundations of Education Term Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Historical Foundations of Education
An outline of significant events and figures during the major periods of American education.
# 119373 | 971 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 23, 2010 in History (U.S. After 1865) , History (U.S. Before 1865) , Education (General)

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The paper relates that the five primary periods the history of American education is composed of, specifically, the Colonial, Early National, Common School, Progressive and Modern periods. The paper describes an important event from each era and then focuses on an influential figure who contributed to the development of education in that era.

An Introduction to the Major Periods of American Education
Colonial Event
Early National Event
Common School Event
Progressive Event
Modern Event
Major Colonial Figure
Major Early National Figure
Major Common School Figure
Major Progressive Figure
Major Modern Figure

From the Paper:

"The history of American education may be broken down into five distinct periods. The first of these is the Colonial Period, which took place during the colonization of the country prior to the war for independence, during the years 1600-1776. Following this came the Early National Period of American education, which encompassed the years of 1776-1840. Following this was the Common School Period, taking place during 1840-1880. The next period was that of the Progressive period, from 1880-1920, with the fifth and final period in American Education History being that of the Modern Period, which began in 1920 and continues today. (Barger) Each of these periods had a particular event or development which was of particular import to the development of education in the country, with a number of individuals being important throughout each period, however one from each will be presented."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Sass, Edmund Ed. D. "American Educational History: A Hypertext Timeline." College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University. Retrieved on 15 September 2008, from: http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/educationhistorytimeline.html
  • Barger, Professor Robert N. "History of American Education Web Project." Retrieved on 15 September 2008, from: http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/

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