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1940's Education

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Edward Atkinson

on 20 May 2011

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The 1940's was a decade of change.
Although many things changed during
this time, we thought that education
seemed interesting, since education is
very different today. 1940 2010 Buildings The first major change was education getting proper government funding and standarization. Funding: Before 1940's During and
after 1940's Works Cited http://aaronchenonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/money-toilet1.jpg Pictures: Web Sites: http://www.enotes.com/1940-education-american-decades/high-school-curriculum The curriculum for high schools was very disorganized and could differ from state to state. Some states might have had a strict curriculum based 90% on academics,
while some states might be based more on athletics. http://library.thinkquest.org/J002606/1940s.html Many new job opportunities arose for women in
the 1940's. While the men were away at war, many
women became buisness employees. As more and
more women quit there jobs as teachers for better
jobs, colleges were quick to realize the implications of having more women on career tracks and many developed a curricula for women. http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/jezebel/2010/09/i_quit_postit923.jpg Teacher's were much more strict in the 1940's.
At recess, kids walked out in straight lines, and
boys and girls played on different playgrounds. http://quicksall.net/wabashschool/Kids_on_Playground_Equipment_in_1940-lowres.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Au.no_buses.svg/120px-Au.no_buses.svg.png In the early 1940s, salaries for teachers
highly differed between states.
The highest state average
salary for teachers was $2604 per year.
However, the lowest state average salary
for teachers was only $559. The American
average teacher salary was $1441. Many students didn't take the bus to school, they walked or rode their bikes. And because many of
them lived so close to school, they went home for lunch. Because of the war, materials were harder to come by
and more expensive. Students learned to take
better care of their supplies and reuse them however
they could. 1940s: Average Teacher Salaries Now: Nowadays, The highest average state
salary for teachers is in California, with
an average salary of $59,825. The lowest
state average is in South Dakota: $34,709.
As you can see, the averages are much
higher now than they were in the 1940s,
and there is now a bigger spread between
the high and low average. However, many
items costed less in the 1940s than they do
now, so are higher salaries always better? http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5058/5391386300_0b24086fb2.jpg Most schools were either all girls, or all boys. http://www.askaboutireland.ie/_internal/gxml!0/2ocqn930ubywvi8z0wl9dhefnm6z926$bhrpqqg409s98d9oolucjbclbabsvig http://www.massmemories.net/images_mmrs/24.10.1.jpg Most tuition for college was under $100 a year in the 1940s. Now, the average cost for college per year is about $35,000. Students who misbehaved
were spanked or humiliated.
A popular form of humiliation
was the dunce cap. http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2009-03-01-duncecap.jpg This Prezi was made by:
Edward Atkinson and
Eric Pfrender.
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