The Importance Of Educational Development In Education
There are several recent educational developments that are particularly important to me (many of these changes are the results of the first decade of the 21st century). The first major recent educational development is the continuing integration of technology in the classroom. Even though the internet and computers were around in the later part of the 20th century, not much was known about these machines in terms of the knowledge of the general public.
It wasn’t until the 21st century, when all of these machines were able to be put to good use. Several new styles of educating students have …show more content…
I believe that since the federal government has become more involved with education, the federal government wants to see students perform better. To me, it is a nice feeling to know that the federal government is willing to support local schools into providing the best education possible for students.
3. In your opinion, how much progress has the United States really made in providing equal educational opportunity? Defend your answer.
In my opinion, I feel that the United States has made great progress in providing equal educational opportunity (although I agree that much more can be done before everyone will have a truly equal opportunity). This observation can be supported through several facts in the evolution of American education.
In colonial times, there was only one group of people who essentially had the rights to a “good education”: rich White males. Everyone else was considered to be inferior toward this group of people (whether this was intentionally done or not). Many colleges (including Harvard) would not admit anyone who did not belong to this social …show more content…
For example, success in schools was measured by the different types of philosophical thinking that students exited the school were able to obtain in the past. Now, educational successfulness is measured through more assessment-based methods such as standardized testing.
The “Age of Reform” also refers to the different structures of schools (both public and private) and how these structures have been changed over time with the addition of new laws and new ideologies of how schools should be run. For example, a public school system of education is continuing to grow but more nontraditional sectors of education are beginning to grow. Essentially, this reform is phasing out conservative approaches to education while promoting change that will improve student understanding in the