Corporal punishment, such as paddling or spanking, was more widely accepted in some schools during the 1990s. Today, it is considered inappropriate and is banned in many educational systems.
In the past, bullying might have been downplayed or not addressed adequately. Today, there's a strong emphasis on creating safe and inclusive environments, with anti-bullying programs and policies in place.
Many schools used to segregate activities based on gender, such as separate physical education classes. Now, there's a push for gender equality and inclusive practices.
Computers and technology were not as prevalent in classrooms during the nineties. Today, technology is integrated into education to enhance learning and prepare students for the digital world.
The internet was not widely accessible, and smartphones didn't exist. Today, technology and the internet play a central role in education, with online resources and digital learning platforms.
The curriculum in the nineties might not have reflected diverse perspectives and histories as much as it does today. Now, educators strive to provide a more inclusive and representative curriculum.
Special needs education and inclusion were not as well-established in the nineties. Today, there's a focus on meeting the needs of all students, regardless of their abilities or challenges.
Safety measures in physical education and sports were not as strict as they are today. Now, there's a greater emphasis on injury prevention and protective gear.