America 1950-1959: Education Research Article from American Decades

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Even if some Americans in the 1950s still believed that "a little learnin' goes a long way," they became concerned during the decade that it took more than a little learning to face the challenges of the day. American education in the 1950s ran headlong into the social controversies that changed the nation. Racial problems, McCarthyism, the Cold War, and budget shortages all affected the world of education. The notion of education itself became more than the traditional training of reading, writing, and arithmetic for children. The social and cultural events of the decade had an immense impact on the way in which Americans defined education. Who should be trained to teach students, how should teachers perform their jobs, and what were the goals of education all were questions the country asked.

School Enrollments.

School enrollments increased 30 percent over the decade as the baby boomers, born after...

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