Historical Foundations of American Education Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Historical Foundations of American Education
This paper looks at the beginnings of education in America and the major figures involved in the early stages.
# 118335 | 818 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 22, 2010 in History (U.S. Before 1865) , Sociology (Theory) , Education (General) , Political Science (General)

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In this article, the writer notes that a study of the major periods and figures of American education reveals not only the conceptualization of the democratic model of education in this society, which would extend opportunity and act as the great equalizer for all, but subsequently the securing of the opportunities of education for all in society. The writer looks at the five major periods of early American education and then studies the five major figures in the earlier periods of American education. The writer concludes that within the history of education in the U.S., it has been a struggle to equalize the opportunities and accessibility for all since those noble opportunities provided by the state were usurped by the ruling majority.

The 5 Major Periods of Early American Education
Five Major Figures in the Earlier Periods of American Education

From the Paper:

"Mary Lyon founded the worldwide model of education for women, which was an important step in the personal shaping of the self image of the American woman. She founded Mount Holyoke College, and was an early the pioneer in women's education. She transformed women's education, and paved the avenue for women to receive equal opportunity for education and commensurate status and opportunity in society.
"Booker T. Washington was an essential figure in African-American education after the Civil War, and the empowerment of the identity of African-American to pursue equal opportunity through education. He taught and encouraged newly freed African-Americans to be teachers, craftsmen, and business people to make their own way in the world. He gave an essential sense of self identity to African-Americans, in large part through his education initiatives which was to echo as a message to African-Americans to all the way through the Civil Rights Movement of later years."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • African-American Education. (2008) http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/african.html
  • Benjamin Rush. (2008) http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/rush.html
  • Horace Mann (2008) http://www.nd.edu/~rbarger/www7/mann.html
  • Madison Desegregation Hearing To Be Held Tuesday (2006) Retrieved August 14, 2009: http://www.wapt.com/news/6805285/detail.html
  • Mary Lyon. (2008) http://www.mtholyoke.edu/marylyon/

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