The Evolution of Education Term Paper

The Evolution of Education
A historical timeline of the changes in education in the U.S., specifically in nursing education.
# 116357 | 1,006 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Sep 16, 2009 in Education (Higher) , Medical and Health (Nursing) , Education (General)

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This paper discusses early education in America and the early land-grant movement that worked to extend to working people as well as others practical education based on scientific knowledge. The paper looks at the founding of universities and colleges, specifically those involved in nursing education. The paper focuses on how faculty plays a major role in the success of the graduating nurse in higher education institutions and discusses the shortage of qualified nursing faculty today.

Colonial Era
Land Grant Acts
Nursing Education

From the Paper:

"Early education in America began in the home sitting at the mother's knee, and often completed itself outside in the fields or in the barn at the father's side. The task of teaching the children usually fell upon the mother. The child learned the alphabet and then how to sound out words. The book that was placed in the child's hands was usually the Bible. Education served as a means to teach morals as well as skills to be used on the farm or as a tradesman."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Allison, M., Allen, M., & Stevens, S. (2006, april). Mapping the literature of nursing education. Retrieved May 12, 2009, from Journal of the Medical Library Association:
  • Campbell, J. (1995). Reclaiming a Lost Heritage- An Historical Perspective of The Land Grant University System. Retrieved 5 10, 2009, from Understanding the History of Land Grant Colleges:
  • Finke, L. (2009). The Faculty Role. In D. Billings, & J. Halstead, Teaching in Nursing: A Guide for Faculty (3 ed., pp. 1-4). St Louis, Missouri: Sanders Elsivier.
  • Peterson, R. (1983). Education in Colonial America. The Freeman; The Foundation for Economic Education , 33 (9), 16.
  • Primary Documents in American History. (2008, september 10). Retrieved May 8, 2009, from The Library of Congress:

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