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Ch 19: CEOE Early Childhood Ed: History of Education in the U.S.

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The lessons in this chapter will provide you with the opportunity to study the history of education in the U.S. Use what you learn here to help you answer CEOE Early Childhood Education test questions. Short quizzes follow the video lessons.

CEOE Early Childhood Education: History of Education in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

In alignment with your plan to pass the CEOE Early Childhood Education examination, watch this chapter's video lessons on the history of education in America. The lessons examine the onset of teacher training in America, and they explore the education of children during the colonial period. The enactment of the Jim Crow laws are covered, and you can learn about educational advancements that occurred during the Progressive Era. The purpose of this chapter is to assist you with:

  • Recognizing the key differences between colonial-era and present-day education
  • Examining the process of teacher preparation
  • Describing the religious foundations of early American educational systems
  • Explaining the significance of the 14th Amendment's mandate on education for everyone
  • Outlining educational reforms of the Progressive Era
  • Exploring the segregation and desegregation of American schools
  • Explaining the correlation between the space race and expanded math and science education
  • Understanding contemporary U.S. education from kindergarten through the high school years
  • Exploring the purpose of standardized testing in the modern educational system

Animated videos, transcripts and quizzes comprise this chapter. As you get ready for the CEOE Early Childhood Education examination, watch these video lessons during your work breaks, lunch periods or other convenient daily moments. Review for the test by watching the videos, listening to their narration or reading through the text of the transcripts. The self-assessment quizzes contain five multiple-choice questions. You can look up the answers if you don't readily know them. Print out a worksheet of your quiz answers so that you'll have a handy study resource on paper.

CEOE Early Childhood Education: History of Education in the U.S. Chapter Objectives

The examination's four selected-response subareas are Child Development, Learning and the Learning Environment, Communication, Language and Literacy Development, Learning Across the Curriculum and Professional Knowledge and Responsibilities. The constructed-response subarea is titled Analysis of Communication, Language and Literacy Development. All of these sections amount to 19%, 27%, 27%, 12% and 15%. Due to your prior education and your exploration of this chapter's facts, you should be prepared to answer the assessment's 80 selected-response questions and one constructed-response assignment. The examination is computer-based and has a four-hour time limit forcompletion, which does not include 15 minutes for watching a tutorial.

12 Lessons in Chapter 19: CEOE Early Childhood Ed: History of Education in the U.S.
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Education in Colonial America

1. Education in Colonial America

Early America was very different from the America we know today. Among other differences, children were educated in ways that would seem foreign to us today. In this lesson, we'll examine education during the colonial period.

The Law of 1642, the Old Deluder Satan Act, & U.S. Public Education

2. The Law of 1642, the Old Deluder Satan Act, & U.S. Public Education

Every American citizen has the right to an education, but school wasn't always a part of the fabric of American life. In this lesson, we'll look at two early laws that influenced today's education: the Law of 1642 and the Deluder Satan Act.

Normal Schools in America: Role in Teacher Preparation

3. Normal Schools in America: Role in Teacher Preparation

In the mid-19th century, teacher training became popular in America. But there were different types of teacher education. In this lesson, we'll look at early teacher training via normal schools, and the transition to college education majors.

Religious Foundations of Schools in Colonial Times

4. Religious Foundations of Schools in Colonial Times

Though public schools and religion don't mix today, the foundations of education in colonial America were mostly religious. In this lesson, we'll take a look at two religious groups who influenced early education, the Puritans and the Quakers.

The 14th Amendment's Impact on Education

5. The 14th Amendment's Impact on Education

Though the Fourteenth Amendment did not specifically address education, it has been used to foster educational change for many years. In this lesson, we'll look at important cases involving education and the Fourteenth Amendment.

The Freedmen's Bureau's Impact on Education

6. The Freedmen's Bureau's Impact on Education

After the Civil War, the federal government established a department to help give opportunities to freed slaves. In this lesson, we'll examine the Freedmen's Bureau and its impact on education, including the establishments of HBCUs.

Education During the Progressive Era: Reform & Growth of Urban Education

7. Education During the Progressive Era: Reform & Growth of Urban Education

Social and political reform during the Progressive Era of American history led to major advancements in public education. In this lesson, we'll examine three of those advancements: the spread of high schools, urban education, and teacher training.

The Impact of Jim Crow Laws on Education

8. The Impact of Jim Crow Laws on Education

Jim Crow laws held racial minorities back for almost a century. Nowhere was that more obvious than in segregated schools. In this lesson, we'll look at the inequalities of segregated schools and the positive contribution of Rosenwald schools.

The History and Impact of School Desegregation

9. The History and Impact of School Desegregation

In the first half of the 20th century, schools were racially segregated. As society progressed, the courts began to rule that segregation was not legal. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the court cases that shaped segregation and desegregation in American schools.

The Space Race's Impact on Math & Science Education in the U.S.

10. The Space Race's Impact on Math & Science Education in the U.S.

During the Cold War, America and Russia tried to outdo each other with regards to space exploration. In this lesson, we'll look at the launch of Sputnik and the Space Race's effect on science and math education in American public schools.

Modern U.S. Public Schools: Kindergarten to High School

11. Modern U.S. Public Schools: Kindergarten to High School

The modern American educational landscape is quite different from what it was a century ago. In this lesson, we'll look at the different levels of public education in America, including the difference in middle schools and junior high schools.

Accountability & Standardized Testing in Education in the 21st Century

12. Accountability & Standardized Testing in Education in the 21st Century

What's the deal with assessments and No Child Left Behind? In this lesson, we'll examine statewide standardized assessments, teacher accountability, and the No Child Left Behind Act, including what critics say about them.

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