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Sputnik: It's Impact on Education

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Casey Yocum

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Sputnik: It's Impact on Education
by Casey Yocum

+What is Sputnik?

+How did it impact education

+ What is detrimental or positive to education?

What is Sputnik?
+ October 4, 1957 Soviet Union launched Sputnik I.

+ Space Race: U.S.A. vs. U.S.S.R

+ January 31, 1958 US released the explorer.

Educational Impact
+ Creation of N.A.S.A, passed the "Space Act"

+ National Defense Education Act passed in 1958
-Funding to schools

+ More emphasis was places on Math and Science and less time on Art and Music.

-Impact on education
Detrimental or Positive?
+ Positive: Focusing on science and math more in school which raises standards

+Negative: Children who like art and music aren't getting as much time focusing on these subjects like they used to
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