A brief history of education
Education and the various techniques to impart it had existed in the history of human civilization from times immemorial. During the pre-historic ages, the education was provided orally or by imitation. The process of storytelling was in special effect during the pre-literate ages. This process was use to pass on knowledge, skills along with values from a generation towards the next. The extension of the cultures and civilization resulted in the elementary from of formal schools. The first formal school’s presence was recorded in the era of Middle Kingdom, Egypt.
The classical age of European history witnessed formal education center called Academy, pioneered by Plato in Athens. This trend followed in other notable cities of that age like Alexandria. The Roman Empire also recognized the need of education and established various centers to impart knowledge. Education also held an important position in the historic eras of the oriental world. Confucius, one of the notable scholars introduced the idea of education along with various other philosophies in South East Asia.
The medieval ages in the Occidental world had also the facility of education via the Catholic Churches. These churches introduced the cathedral schools and medieval universities. The other areas of the world during this period saw the evolution of Islamic Studies. The Renaissance encouraged the revival of classical philosophies in the form of education. The invention of printing press gave a huge boost to the field of education. The modern world has made education compulsory for almost all the children towards a better future.
Posted by Sean Klein 7/18/15