Founders in Education

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The Founders of Our Civilized Educational Systems

Hello, my name is Heather Burk and I am writing this paper on our founders of modern day education. The importance of these founders is vast. Without some of these important founders, our educational system would still be in the medieval era. The following four examples of progressive education will open the eyes of how great our school systems are today.

On October 20, 1959 was the 100th anniversary of John Dewey's Birthday. John Dewey was a dominant figure in American education. John dewey believed that students should be involved in real life tasks and challenges. Between the two World Wars, where previously backward countries were obliged to catch up on modern methods. In places such as Turkey, Japan, China, the Soviet Union and Latin America. The reshapers of the educational system turned toward Dewey's innovations for guidance. Each generation of children is not only helped but hindered and hurt by the elders who exercise direct control over them. His idea was that children came to school to do things and live in a community which gave them real guided experiences which fostered their capability to contribute to society. A quote from John Dewey states, "Education is life itself."

The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law by president Bush on January 8, 2002. No Child Left Behind came at a time of wide public concern about the state of education. It expanded the federal role in education and took a higher aim in improving the educational lot of disadvantaged students. Each state must have a group of its fourth grade and eight grade students take the National Assessment of Educational Progress Testing Program. If a school fails to meet the guidelines in the Adequate Yearly Progress, a level of achievement is laid out in the NLCB bill and must make the adequate changes necessary to follow through. If the school fails to make AYP two years in a...
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