Classroom Environment of the 1960s

Video of teacher in the 1960s

Educational Thinkers and Philosophers


Erik Erikson
Erik Erikson

Experience is, for me, the highest authority. The touchstone of validity is my own experience. No other person's ideas, and none of my own ideas, are as authoritative as my experience. It is to experience that I must return again and again, to discover a closer approximation to truth as it is in the process of becoming in me." -Carl Rogers, On Becoming a Person

Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning (1964)

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The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short." – Abraham Maslow

"The consequences of behavior determine the probability that the behavior will occur again" --B. F. Skinner

"People with high assurance in their capabilities approach difficult tasks as challenges to be mastered rather than as threats to be avoided."
--Albert Bandura

1960s Demographics

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Curricular Trends

New Math emphasized mathematical structure through abstract concepts like set theory and number bases other than 10. Beginning in the early 1960s the new educational doctrine was installed, not only in the USA, but all over the developed world.

Math & Science Materials: Smithsonian

Phonics Education

Northern Arizona University: The Reading Wars: Phonics versus Whole Language

Education Place: Reading/Language Arts Center: The Role of Phonics in the Teaching of Reading