Discuss the how education changed over time. How were students educated and what kind of subjects were considered important in different points in history? Make sure you discuss education in ancient times, the Middle Ages (including the development of universities) and the early modern period (including the concept of the "Renaissance Man").© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 3:09 am ad1c9bdddf
In the prehistoric (prior to writing) era the most important subjects studied referred to survival. Native Americans taught their children to hunt, track, make war, sew, cook, etc. Non-essential subjects mostly had to do with the telling of folkloric stories as well as their concepts of religion. Children would learn these non-essential subjects informally as they lived in community with their parents and grandparents. Essential subjects were also learned in a hands-on manner with girls helping their mothers and boys hunting and working with their fathers.
In ancient Greece the development of city states and the fierce love of democracy led the people to value the art of rhetoric and philosophy. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are known around the world as teachers who passed on knowledge and values to their students. They were in a search for goodness, beauty and purpose and sought to find the answer to these through intellectual endeavors. Questions were a big part of the curriculum and we still refer to this style of teaching as the Socratic method. Students were challenged to consider what elements of life were good, what behaviors were excellent and more desirable than others, and what made a good citizen. The art of rhetoric was valued above all other skills. The Greeks loved hearing a good argument and it mattered little if the information the speaker was conveying was true or not as long as he could make a good, interesting and entertaining argument.
Throughout most of history the majority of education has been dedicated to improving one's life and making a living. Apprenticeships were common way of doing this and many famous Americans in our early history as a ...
This solution examines the changing face of education. Starting with prehistory and working through ancient Greece, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance education and the changes it has undergone are evaluated. Over 1,100 words of original text along with links to informative sources for additional research.
How Indigenous Cultures Changed After Colonization
Indigenous Peoples are the oldest living cultures in the world. They represent 300-500 hundred million people live today in over 72 countries around the world. Tthey also encompass as many as 5,000 distinct cultures. Their way of life, identity, and existence is threatened due to continued effects of colonization, which began during the exploration of Europeans in the 1400s. Many times indigenous people are forced to assimilate into the cultures of those who invade them.
Around the world, Indigenous Peoples make-up the major categories of the poor and disadvantage. According to World Council of Churches, "In most indigenous communities people live in poverty without clean water and necessary infrastructure, lacking adequate health care, education, employment and housing. Many indigenous communities still suffer the effects of dispossession, forced removals from homelands and families, inter-generational trauma and racism, the effects of which are manifested in social welfare issues such as alcohol and drug problems, violence and social breakdown. Basic health outcomes dramatize the disparity in well-being between Indigenous Peoples and European descendants." (WCC Executive Committee, 2012)
(WCC Executive Committee. (2012, Feburary 17). Statement on the doctrine of discovery and its enduring impact on indigenous peoples. Retrieved from http://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/executive-committee/bossey-february-2012/statement-on-the-doctrine-of-discovery-and-its-enduring-impact-on-indigenous-peoples.html.)
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Choose a specific group of indigenous people and briefly describe their culture prior to the arrival of the Europeans and how their culture changed after contact with Europeans.
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