Students and Society – Then and Now

1980 2009
Innocent Street savvy
Corporal punishment was acceptable Corporal punishment not acceptable
Lawsuits were rare Litigious society
Nuclear families are the norm AllĀ  kinds of families
Drugs were used by people you don’t know Drug use is all around
Violence happened somewhere else Violence is part of everyday life for many children
Teachers were the authority Teachers are facilitators and mediators
Students sat at desks, disruptions rare Disruptions are commonplace
Special needs students were at other schools Inclusion is the recommended model
Computers used only by scientists Average household has 2 PCs
Computer games did not exist Kids play video/computer games at very early ages
Children returned home to mom Most kids are in before/after school daycare
Homogenous schools Highly diverse schools

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