It was believed that everyone would learn the same thing no matter what background they had. Christian beliefs, Morals and American culture were inculcated since the beginning of the American colonies.
Immigration impacted our society greatly. With different cultures and languages coming from all over the world, people would find it difficult to learn. The different beliefs, customs and languages posed to be challenging for both students and teachers. Teaching one way was just not going to cut it.
Today, through experience and examining beliefs of many respected philosophers such as, Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget and Erik Erikson, we've learned that in education our social and cultural environment impacts learning. "An increasing number of psychological studies show that learning is a function of the total personality and is therefore significantly affected by specific situations and by general conditions of the cultural environment (Goldman, 1950).
Technology has changed so much over the years, you have to admire the tools used that have evolved into what we use today.
Noticeable changes throughout time Chalkboard - smart board Typewriter - computer, keyboard Abacus - calculator Film projector - DVD's or streaming video Overhead projector - pocket projectors Books - Kindles
The future is upon us and tools for learning have never been so cool. Information is at our fingertips. Generations of technology have evolved into some impressive ways of learning in today's classroom.