As time changes gradually, so as the way of education. There was a great transition of education in the public during 1910′s. The society is looking at education as more important and a necessity rather than just a luxury.
Kindergartens were first established during 1850′s. The first kindergartens that were supported by charities and private sectors also started in this era. The inclusion of kindergarten in public school curriculum only started in 1870. It became so important that during 1898, 4,000 kidergarten schools were established in America.
During 1910′s, PTA and National Congress of Mothers started campaigning in the public schools to adopt kindergartens.
Division of Education due to Age
As students grow up and mature, so as the education that they are attaining. In 1900′s, teachers are considering the pubirty stage as a new stage in life. With this idea, schools resulted in division of schools into junior high schools and grammar schools during 1910′s.
Facilities and Programs
In 1915, schools began to standardize their curriculums, but there are also states that did not adopt this system. Playgrounds also began to be utilized in urban schools as part of their children’s education and social life. Educational films also started in this era.
Since 1830′s, the McGuffey Readers were still utilized to teach the children to read until now.
Subjects about health, ethics, family, and jobs were being added in the high school level. Students were taugth of Academics and vocational tracks too.
Pushing the Law in Education
The compulsary education law mandates every family to put their children in schools and have education until a certain age. During 1914, 42 states had a law about compulsary education, the remaining six only followed when the Bureau of Education started campaigning in them. But each state has their own legal dropout age. The most common age is 16, the range is between 12 to 18.