Instructional Video Catalog: Title Description
Title: " As American as Public School: 1900-1950 "
In 1900, 6% of Americas children graduated from high school; by 1945, 51% graduated and 40% went on to college. This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education. Also explored are the impact of John Deweys progressive ideas as well as the effects on students of controversial IQ tests, the "life adjustment" curriculum, and Cold War politics. Interviews with immigrant students, scholars and administrators provide a portrait of Americas changing educational landscape in the first half of the 20th century.
Production Date: 2000
Length: 55 minutes
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Series Title: SCHOOL: THE STORY OF AMERICAN PUBLIC EDUCATION