The History of Education in America

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Dame Schools

1601 - 1700

Schools taught from a woman's home for the whole community

Latin Grammar Schools

1635 - 1636

For boys of wealth only between ages of 7 and 14

Harvard College Founded

1636 - 1637

Specifically to prepare ministers, first college

Old Deluder Satan Law

1647 - 1648

focus was to have scripture reading citizens

New England Primer

1690 - 1800

First real textbook, published in 1690 and was the only one in use until 1800

Proposals relating to the youth of Pennsylvania

1749 - 1750

Benjamin Franklin proposed an academy to replace the latin grammar schools that was free of religion

Thomas Jefferson

1750 - 1799

Wanted white children from all economic and social classes to have education

Franklin Academy Established

1751 - 1752

Philips Academy established

1778 - 1779

Phillips Exeter Academy established

1783 - 1784

American Spelling Book

1800 - 1801

Replaced New England Primer

English Classical School

1821 - 1822

first free secondary school thanks to secondary school movement

The Common School Movement

1830 - 1831

today is known as an elementary school, Horace Mann was leading advocate, because of him normal schools were founded to teach teachers to teach

McGruffey Readers

1836 - 1920

For all grade levels and paved the way for elementary schools

English Classical School for girls

1852 - 1853

First Kindergarten

1855 - 1856

Kalamazoo Michigan case

1874 - 1875

takes could be used to support secondary schools

John Dewey's Progressivism used in schools

1875 - 1876

Committee of Ten founded

1892 - 1893

standardized high school curriculum

Indian Boarding Schools

1892 - 1893

Was used to assimilate native americans into european american values

laboratory school at University of Chicago

1896 - 1897

John Dewey established this

First Junior High School

1909 - 1910

included grades 7, 8 and 9

The Progressive Education association study

1919 - 1920

studied to see which way of studying was more effective

Junior High School became Middle School

1950 - 1951

for grades 5-8

A Nation at Risk

1983 - 1984

A report that stated that the American schools are failing