Education Reform Movements in America: Definition & Leaders

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Who is known as the 'Father of American Public Schools'?

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1. What was Horace Mann's job before he began promoting school reform?

2. Which of the following was an accomplishment of Catharine Beecher?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo is composed of questions concerning the history of education reform in the United States. You'll also be tested on several key figures involved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet consists of questions on:

  • The 'father of American public schools'
  • Horace Mann
  • Catherine Beecher
  • John Dewey
  • Who promoted character education programs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn key information from the lesson on activists central to education reform and development throughout US history
  • Distinguishing differences - make sure you can differentiate between the people and reforms discussed in the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the promotion of character education programs

Additional Learning

To learn more about education reform, you can review the corresponding lesson titled, Education Reform Movements in America: Definition & Leaders. This lesson is composed of the following objectives:

  • Define education reform
  • Familiarize yourself with Mann's principles of education
  • Explore the educational influence of Catherine Beecher
  • Learn about John Dewey's impact on American education
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