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Tests Taken IQ testing was very popular during the 1920’s. Tests for specific aptitudes were developed for students. The multiple choice Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) was developed during this decade
Immigrants The United States began as a "melting pot" of immigrants from all parts of the world. During the 1920s a major problem of American education involved the training of new immigrants. As the decade began, there were almost five million illiterate people, ten years of age or older, in the total population. Since most of the newly arriving immigrants settled in the larger cities, illiteracy in those cities rose as high as 15 percent. Therefore, many new educational programs were established to alleviate the illiteracy problem of these new Americans.
Homeschooling The post-World War I baby boom led to an increase in public education and a demand for more teachers. Many students weren’t homeschooled unless they lived in a “less developed” section of America. Public education had much more to offer than homeschooling, so more parents chose to enroll their children into public schools.
Basic Classroom Appearance Classrooms were very bland; they had white walls and wooden floors. -The desks were created in a sense so a person would sit on the front of it, while the back had a desk built in so the person behind could use it.
Interesting School Rules Under classmen shall not be permitted to adorn their faces with any growths of hair. Freshmen shall not speak to upper classmen unless spoken to first and shall not talk back. Every freshman shall wear a name tag with letters one half inch, the tag must be three inches square. Beware of walking on the grass, the sidewalks were made to use. Freshmen shall carry matches at all times for the upper classmen. Freshmen shall keep their hands out of their pockets at all times.
Basic Courses/ School courses Classes revolved around reading, writing, arithmetic, and social studies. In high school, classes such as home economics and wood shop were being developed. Junior High/Middle School became extremely popular during this decade. High school became more of a higher level education for everyone rather than a place for college-seekers to attend.
New Discoveries: Insulin was discovered Einstein published a book on the electrodynamics of moving bodies and The Meaning of Relativity. Beginning of frozen food Vitamin E discovered First highway First radio broadcast