Index: Education Timelines;
Individuals, Theories, and Theorists;
Laws, Events, Court Cases;
Essays, Articles, etc.
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History: A Hypertext Timeline
My latest Web
project, this annotated, clickable timeline of American
educational history extends from 1607 to the 21st Century.
See the accompanying activity,
American Educational History:
What's Most Important?
Timeline: Moments that Changed Public Education
From the first public school to Race to the Top.
A pdf document.
History of American Education
Not exactly a timeline, but organized chronologically. It
is among the best educational history sites on the Web.
School Integration in the U.S.
Tolerance. See also
Timeline of Events Leading to the Brown v. Board of Education Decision, 1954.
Timeline of Education in the US
From the Race and
Public Policy Program (RAPP), this timeline emphasizes
events related to racism and discrimination.
History of Education: Selected Moments
of the 20th Century
A hypertext timeline of events from 1900-1999.
The History of Art Education Time Line
From the 1800s to the 1990s.
Chronology of Some Important Events
in the History of Learning Disabilities
From the University of Virginia.
A Chronology of Federal Legislation
Affecting Public Higher Education and Extension
From 1787 to 1994.
Major Developments in Instructional Technology During the 20th Century
From the 1920s to 1999.
Instructional Development Timeline.
Important Individuals, Educational Theories, and Theorists:
Teachers in History
John Locke (1632-1704)
From the Internet
Encyclopedia of Philosophy. See also
John Locke: facts and
An Essay Concerning
The complete essay.
and "Formal Discipline"
A concise overview
A brief biography. See also
Horace Mann from PBS.
A biography of this famous author of the dictionary and
Mind, Body, and Culture: American
Psychology Before William James
A terrific chapter from
Mind and Body: Rene Descartes
to William James.
A comprehensive and very impressive
site on James.
The "father" of the
Edward Lee Thorndike's
Contributions to the Field of Psycholigy
A good, concise source
of information. See also
Operant Conditioning and Behaviorism
- An Historical Outline
The history of behaviorism, beginning with Edward Thorndike.
The B.F. Skinner Foundation.
John Dewey, The Modern Father
of Experimental Education.
See also the
Of German origin,
theory holds that learning often occurs through insight and grasping
the whole pattern or idea, rather than by learning the individual elements
one at a time. For more information, go to
by Max Wertheimer,
Links to Gestalt Related Sources.
and the Process of Education
A biography and information
regarding Bruner's writing and his impact on education. See also
Discovery Learning (Bruner).
This link is to the
Jean Piaget Society. See also
Constructivism as a Paradigm for Teaching and Learning
A good overview.
The Italian physician who
Montessori Method of education.
Laws, Acts, Events, and Court Cases:
Machusetts Education Laws of 1642 and 1647
The first school laws in
The Northwest Ordinance
A summary as well as the text of this important ordinance.
The Morrill Land Grant Act
Information about the
Land Grant Act
which provided public lands to the
several States and Territories for the purpose
of establishing institutions of higher education.
See also the
Morrill Act of
(1890) Second Morrill Act.
Plessy v. Ferguson
Though not specifically
about education, this 1896 case set the legal precedent
for "separate but equal."
v. John Scopes ("the Monkey Trial") : An Account
The "Monkey Trial captures national
attention as John Scopes, a high school biology teacher, is charged
with the heinous crime of teaching evolution.
The trial ends in Scopes' conviction, but the
versus creationism controversy continues to this day.
Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944
The GI Bill.
Mendez vs. Westminster and the
California Board of Education
Learn about this important case that
set an important precedent for Brown vs. Board of Education.
Brown v. Board of Education
- 50 Years Later
Related to Brown v. Board of Education,
Brown v. Board of Education Online Archive
Brown v. Board of Education Historic Site.
The Sputnik Era
From Sputnik to TIMSS,
Left Legacy for U.S. Science Education.
Elementary and Secondary School
Act, the 'War on Poverty' and Title I
Title IX Myths
Information about the Elementary and Secondary School Act
Bilingual Education Act
Also know as Title VII, the Bilingual Education Act becomes law in 1968. After many
years of controversy, the
repealed in 2002 and replaced by the
No Child Left Behind Act.
PARC v. Pennsylvania
The text of this 1971 federal
court ruling that
students with mental retardation are entitled
to a free public education.
Mills v. Board
of Education of District Columbia
Text of and information about this ruling which extended the
PARC ruling to other students with disabilities.
Important Court Cases in
Brief information on several cases.
Many people believe this 1972
law pertains only to girl's and women's participation
in sports, but actually, Title IX prohibits discrimination
based on sex in all aspects of education. See also
Title IX Info.
The Education for All Handicapped
Children Act of 1975.
Law 101-476 (IDEA)
The Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act (IDEA) updates PL 94-142. There have been several
updates sine IDEA was passed in 1990.
No Child Left Behind Act
This law, which
reauthorizes the ESEA of 1965 and replaces the Bilingual Education Act of 1968,
mandates high-stakes student testing, holds schools accountable for student
achievement levels, and provides penalties for schools that do not make
adequate yearly progress toward meeting the goals of NCLB. Key provisions of the
law have been
changed by President Obama.
Essays, Artcles, etc.
Colonial America Home
From Gettysburg College, this page is good source of information
on the colonial period, including colonial
education. See also
The Day: Lessons From Colonial Classrooms.
A History of Teachers and Teaching
Concise overview compiled for the Encyclopedia of Educational
Research - Sixth Edition.
Blackwell History of
Educational Research Museum
An interesting site with pictures and information about the
museums' artifacts (such as the Hornbooks
and New England Primers).
American Public Education: An Origin Story
From Education News.
American Women's History: Education
A Brief History of American K-12 Mathematics
Education in the 20th Century
A research guide.
From Mathematical Cognition (2003).
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