Category Archive for: EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

STRUCTURE OF AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

STRUCTURE OF AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Formal Schools Our primary educational institution is the formal school, from kindergarten to graduate school. Our general belief has been that “more’ is better.” The proportion of people attending some kind of school has grown steadily, while the school career has been lengthened from both ends. Kindergartens are still growing, with 96 percent” of all 5-year-olds attending in 1980.…

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DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

 DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Primitive and very ancient societies had no educational institutions. Children learned what they needed to know by watching whatever was going on and helping wherever practical. It took no school to teach an Indian boy how to hunt. A boy’s father (or in some societies, his uncle) would give him instruction in i\unting, and these lessons were the…

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EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY These two views of American schools are both correct. In recent decades, school expenditures increased greatly, experimental programs multiplied, dropout rates fell, and efforts to make school effective for all parts of the-population increased dramatically. Salaries of teachers went up twice as much as earnings in general during the 1960s [Moynihan. 1972]. Yet problems multiplied, Complaints of violent~and disruptive conduct…

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