Technology in Education Descriptive Essay by Top Papers

Technology in Education
Two essays which consider technology in education following World War II.
# 139919 | 750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Multiculturalism)

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This paper includes two one-and-a-half page essays, both with discuss technology that appeared and changed education following WWII. This includes the use of films and slides, and, focusing more on science, especially due to the new nuclear age, the advent of computers, and Russia's being first in space. The second essay deals with a look at how multi-cultural education has progressed since the 1960s, principally due to the influx of more immigrants, legal and otherwise, and the need to first get them assimilated which requires bilingual and multi-cultural approaches to education.

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"Blackboard, chalk, spiral notebooks and No. 2 pencils were no longer enough as education progressed in the years after World War II. Perhaps one important innovation, something learned from training soldiers during the war, was the use of training films, and slides. In fact, perhaps showing 16-mm sound films in classrooms excited students normally bored with just reading text books. Movies were something kids were used to- Saturday matinees with their allowances. Television was far from a household appliance yet, and so the darkened class-room served as an attention getter...."

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