posted by sharon .
Identify the three major periods, and the two major eras in the history of American Education.
I searched the information along with the website, and my reading in Chapter 5 of Introduction To the Teaching Technology, found the years 1642-1776 showed how important institutions for colonial society, Town schools that were locally controlled. Am I on the right track, please help.
Yes, you're on the right track.
I think you mean that those years showed how important EDUCATIONAL institutions were for colonial society.