Academy of Lifelong Learning

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN AMERICA

A BRIEF HISTORY OF EDUCATION IN AMERICA

Social Science

Wendy Costa

 

Wendy Costa

Tuesdays, March 19 – April 9 (four weeks) 4:15 – 5:30 pm
Lecture/Discussion

American Public Schools began with the “Old Deluder Satan Act” in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. There were nine degree-granting colleges established before the American Revolution, but there were very few high schools in existence before the Civil War. Public schools have been in an almost continuous state of “reform” since their inception. This short course will provide an overview of education from the colonial period to the present.

WENDY COSTA holds a B.A. in American Studies from Vassar College, an M.A in History from Columbia University, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from University of California, Davis. She has taught in commu- nity colleges and at California State University, Fresno.