Early American Education and Early Education Laws

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“The philosophy of the ____schoolroom______ in one generation will be the philosophy of ____goverment________________ of the next.” – Abraham Lincoln EARLY AMERICAN EDUCATION Harvard Started by the Congregationalist, Harvard was founded as a school that trained men for the ministry of being a pastor (Barton, (2004)). Its philosophy was “Christ and the church and to the glory of God” (Barton, (2004)). This school produced great men such as Cushing, Pickering and many more that would lay a Godly foundation for education (Barton, (2004)). Yale Started by the Congregationalist, this too was founded as a school to train men for the ministry (Barton, (2004)). This school produced men that signed the Declaration of Independence as…show more content…
Emma Willard Emma Willard was a pioneer in education for women in a time when it was believed that only men should be educated. She was a successful author of educational textbooks that were deeply rooted in the Bible. Her educational philosophy was that Christianity was important to public education. Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington was the most significant educator in the African American community. He also headed the Tuskegee Institution and founded a Bible College to improve education for pastors. His school incorporated Biblical principles into every aspect of education (Barton, (2004)). Daniel Webster Daniel Webster had much influence on the educational system in America. He tried a case before the United State’s Supreme Court regarding a school in Philadelphia that had forbid religious leaders to be on the campus of the school. He believed that the Word of God was it was a force that would last to the end of time. He opposed any education that restricted the Bible from education (Barton, (2004)). MEASURING RESULTS OF EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHIES Martin Luther Martin Luther stated very well that if we do not teach the Word of God in public schools, then the schools would be so corrupt that children would be led to hell (Barton, (2004)). He believed that the Word of God would foster a society of goodness. His educational philosophy was “the Holy Scriptures must be taught in all public
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