Educational History: The Ancient Roman Example Comparison Essay by Winston

Educational History: The Ancient Roman Example
A compare and contrast analysis of Ancient Roman education and the American system today.
# 22559 | 1,409 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | BE
Published on Mar 26, 2003 in History (Greek and Roman) , Education (General)

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This paper looks the similarities of the educational system used by the ancient Romans with the American system today. It examines the education of young Romans and offers insight into why it worked in their culture and time. It describes the development of their educational system over time from home-based schooling and evaluates what society today can learn from it. A good education costs money and the money devoted to worthwhile educational tools, including reduced class size and quality teachers, is crucial to advancing a culture and society and the study of a foreign language (in the case of the Roman culture it was Greek) has been a timeless value and needs to be renewed and strengthened in all parts of the world today.

From the Paper:

"In the early days of Roman history there existed no school for children. Children watched their parents and learned from them in the home (Burrell 60). The parents taught what they knew to the children, and if a child had an educated parent they probably learned to read and write as well. This kind of family-led education persisted for about five hundred years from the founding of Rome in 753 BC. What changed? Well, most importantly, the Romans had always had a great respect, almost an envy, for the ancient Greeks and their culture, and about this time they were making large strides in subjugating the Greek homeland and making it a Roman province. "

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