Calvin H. Wiley (1819–1887) 10-11-2011, 12:28

Americaneducator who defied violent antieducation sentimentin his native North Carolina to establishuniversal public education in the state andto keep most schools running during the CivilWar.

Wieman v. Updegraff 10-11-2011, 12:27

A 1952 U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared unconstitutional an Oklahoma law requiring state employees to take a loyalty oath as a condition of employment. 

Widmar v. Vincent 10-11-2011, 12:25

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1981 affirming the constitutional right of student organizations at public colleges and universities to hold religious services on campus property.

Whole language 10-11-2011, 12:24

A pedagogical approach to the teaching of reading and writing by extensive use of themes from children’s literature and children’s own experiences and stories.

White citizens’ councils 10-11-2011, 12:19

Ad hoc groups of townspeople formed throughout the South in the 1950s to resist racial desegregation of schools and what they called the “mongrelization” of the Caucasian race.

John Wheelock (1754–1817) 10-11-2011, 12:16

American educator who succeeded his father, the founder and first president of Dartmouth College, to the presidency of that institution in 1779.

Eleazar Wheelock (1711–1779) 10-11-2011, 12:14

American religious leader and educator who founded the town of Hanover, New Hampshire, and Dartmouth College.

West Virginia 10-11-2011, 12:12

The 35th state to enter the Union, in 1863, after its secession from Virginia, which had joined the Confederacy at the beginning of the Civil War.

West Point 10-11-2011, 12:10

The popular name for the United States Military...

William Henry Welch (1850–1934) 10-11-2011, 12:08

An archaic method of measuring per pupil American physician and educator who devised the model for modern medical school education. 

Weighted classroom unit 10-11-2011, 12:04

An archaic method of measuring per pupil costs and financial needs in elementary schools.

Wechsler Intelligence Scales 9-11-2011, 14:32

A battery of individually administered intelligence tests developed by Dr. David Wechsler for his adult patients at Bellevue Hospital in New York City in 1939 and was long known as the Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Scale.

Noah Webster (1758–1843) 9-11-2011, 14:30

American patriot, educator, author, lexicographer, lawyer and journalist who, more than any other single American, forever shaped the course of American education after the founding of the Republic.

Francis Wayland (1796–1865) 9-11-2011, 14:23

American educator and theologian who was one of the leaders in the reform of higher education during the first half of the 19th century.

Isaac Watts (1674–1748) 9-11-2011, 14:20

English theologian, educator, hymn writer and author, whose works were highly influential in shaping American education during the early 18th century.

John Broadus Watson (1878–1958) 9-11-2011, 14:18

American psychologist and founder of the behaviorist school of psychology that held personality, behavior and learning to be the result of training and conditioning rather than heredity.

Elkanah Watson (1758–1842) 9-11-2011, 14:17

Businessman, banker, agriculturalist and founder of the Berkshire Agricultural Society, a vital educative institution at a time when there were no agricultural colleges. 

George Washington (1732–1799) 9-11-2011, 14:15

First president of the United States and an advocate of the much-debated principle of the need for universal education in a society of self-governing people. 

Booker T. Washington (1856?–1915) 9-11-2011, 14:13

Pioneer African-American educator, founder of TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY and tireless negotiator for peace between the races in the United States, for which he became known as the “Apostle of Accommodation.

Washington 9-11-2011, 14:07

The 42nd state to join the Union, in 1889. Although the first school was established in 1832 at Fort Vancouver, Washington was largely a hunting, trapping and furtrading area until after the U.S.

Carleton Wolsey Washburne (1889–1968) 9-11-2011, 14:06

American educator who pioneered the development of preschool education, programmed instruction, ability-graded children’s books and advanced teacher training. 

War on Poverty 9-11-2011, 14:04

A far-reaching program of federal legislation developed in the mid-1960s by the Lyndon B.

Lester Frank Ward (1841–1913) 9-11-2011, 14:01

American sociologist and educator, considered by many the “father” of modern sociology.

John Wanamaker (1838–1922) 9-11-2011, 13:59

Businessman, merchant and pioneer in corporationsponsored vocational education.

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