Education of History

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    History Of Education

  • First picture book for children

    John Comenius wrote Orbis Pictus, the first book intended for children. John Comenius thought learning should be done through the senses.

    *Not exact date. Based on copywrite year of Orbis Pictus.
  • John Locke

    John Locke believed children were "blank tablets" and their experiences molded them into who they were going to be. He believed that a child's experiences and circumstances made the child, so having a good education early on would overcompensate for poverty and neglect. John Locke died in 1704, but he still influences modern day theorists with his belief in the "tabula rasa" or blank tablet.
  • Johann Pestalozzi

    Johann Pestalozzi believed that a child's mother could be the best teacher for her child. He believed that children's education should follow the course of nature. Even though he died in 1827, modern practices were influenced by his beliefs. Home schools, and family centered practices were then formed on Johann's beliefs.
  • Birth date of Horace Mann

    Horace Mann became the "Father of American public education" because he formed the Board of Education. Mann, a nineteenth-century education reformer, started education reform by focusing on increasing child attendance requirements for the year and teacher trainings.
  • Friedrich Froebel Founded Kindergarten

    Friedrich believed that all children can and should learn through play. Compared children to growing plants and named kindergarten for "garden of children".

    * Not exact date. Event based on year for timeline purposes.
  • First Montessori preschool opened

    Maria Montessori believed children needed sensory-based materials that are self-correcting. She also believed that all of the children's knowledge came from sensory activities. There has become a large number of private and public schools based on Maria Montessori's views today.
  • NAEYC was formed

    NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) became the standard for all teachers of young children. NAEYC became dedicated to ensuring a quality education and services to children aged birth to eight.

    *Not exact date. Based on year formed.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    The Supreme court ruled that separate schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. This led to integration among the schools and the first step to equality in the United States.
  • Head Start program started

    The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 led to the beginning of the Head Start program. Head Start offers services for low-income children and their families.

    *Not exact date. Based on year formed.
  • No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001

    Signed into effect on this date. Renamed after the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) of 1965. Reformed elementary and secondary schools to prove adequate yearly progress through standardized tests. Funding from government is based on the growth of the school, and includes Title1 funds to supplement reading and math programs as well as some preschool programs.