Educational System in the 12th and 13th Centuries

1226 Words Feb 17th, 2018 5 Pages
The main reason for this advancement was the establishment of more towns, resulting in an increased necessity of formal education; Therefore, In 800, although it did not happen immediately, Charlemagne ordered that every town in the “Holy Roman Empire” shall establish a school. With the coming of the economic revival of the late 11th century, educational opportunities became increasingly more achievable. At this time the development of organized learning was just beginning but as you said in the prompt would ultimately lead us to the “type of higher education system” that we have established today. As the book states, “By 1179, Pope Alexander III decreed that all cathedrals should set aside income for at least one school-teacher, whose task would be to accept all comers, rich or poor, without fee. (Coffin, Stacey, Cole, & Symes, 2011)” Besides the integration of technology, methods of learning today are based off the past and therefore have very similar characteristics. I personally believe the purpose of education is the same now as it was back when it was first established, to create a specialized, functioning member of society, whether that be a menial worker, clerk, merchant, musician, mathematician, lawyer, doctor, or other profession. In my opinion,…