Index: Education Timelines;
Individuals, Theories, and Theorists;
Laws, Events, Court Cases;
Essays, Articles, etc.
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?
Brief History of Education in America
1642 to 2009.
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.
Chronology of Some Important Events
in the History of Learning Disabilities
From the University of Virginia.
Special Education Law Timeline
From 1954 to 2017.
Disability Rights Timeline
1815 to 2017.
Major Developments in Instructional Technology During the 20th Century
From the 1920s to 1999.
Instructional Development Timeline.
Important Individuals, Educational Theories, and Theorists:
From Education World.
John Locke (1632-1704)
From the Internet
Encyclopedia of Philosophy. See also
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
Blue Backed Speller.
Mind, Body, and Culture: American
Psychology Before William James
A terrific chapter from
Mind and Body: Rene Descartes
to William James.
Biography and impact on psycholhy..
The "father" of the
Edward Lee Thorndike's
Contributions to the Field of Psycholigy
A good, concise source
of information. See also
A short History of Behaviorism
The history of behaviorism, beginning
The B.F. Skinner Foundation.
John Dewey, The Modern Father
of Experimental Education
John Dewey in 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
Gestalt Theoryand Its Applications.
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."
Scopes Monkey Trial
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
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
What Is Title IX?
The Education for All Handicapped
Children Act of 1975
PL93-142 transforms special education.
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.
Every Student Succeeds Act
Passed in 2015, this law reauthorizes the ESEA and makes significant changes
Essays, Artcles, etc.
The Day: Lessons From Colonial Classrooms
Information about colonial education from Education World.
Evolution of Public Education in the U.S.
An ERIC document from the from the Center on Education Policy.
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).
A Relevant History of Public Education in the United States
From Public School review.
Evolution of Women's Education in the United States
A Brief History of American K-12 Mathematics
Education in the 20th Century
By Ebnah Dow
From Mathematical Cognition (2003).
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