conducted research and wrote dissertations as part of meeting requirements for doctoral degrees. They were also encourages to become members of professional organizations. This is the practice that is followed today.
This chapter traced the evolution of theory of education from the Latin Grammar school to teacher education. The evolution of this theory was heavily influenced by changing conditions in the country, different stages of its development from the colonial period to the present. This suggests the conclusion that theory must change because conditions keep changing. The evolution of this theory led to specific developments that had a profound impact on both education and society. The change from the Latin Grammar school, through the academy, to the emergence of the modern high school, was a reflection of this evolution. In the same way, the evolution of theory to address change from normal school to professional school was also a result of change in the conditions that affected it. The ability of the nation to adjust to both evolution of theory and change of conditions is the engine that moves the national vehicle forward.
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Publication information: Book title: The Evolution of Educational Theory in the United States. Contributors: Dickson A. Mungazi - Author. Publisher: Praeger Publishers. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 1999. Page number: 121.
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