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Implications of Immigration on the Evolution of Education

As education moved into the 20th century, how did immigration affect the public school system? Discuss how parochial and private schools assisted in the education of the new immigrants.

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1. As education moved into the 20th century, how did immigration affect the public school system?

Immigration affected the public school system in a variety of ways. For example, as education moved into the 20th century, schools began performing an increasing variety of functions, from providing literacy to monitoring health and physical development, Americanizing immigrants, and addressing problems of social and economic inequality. Education has meant not only reading, writing, and arithmetic but also vocational education and preparation for citizenship, including lessons about fairness and good behavior, moral purposes the schools have always served. As a case in point, in 1918, Frances Wetmore was appointed to direct "Americanization" instruction for the ...

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As education moved into the 20th century, this solution explains how immigration affected the public school system and discussed how parochial and private schools assisted in the education of the new immigrants.

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