History Of Education : Timeline

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History of Education - Timeline

3100BC
The goal of education in the Greek city-states was to prepare the child for adult activities as a citizen. The goal for the Greeks was to find spiritual satisfaction in the ordinary everyday role. The goal of education in Sparta, an authoritarian, military city-state, was to produce soldier-citizens. The goal was to train these citizens to fight hard and protect one another. On the other hand, the goal of education in Athens, a democratic city-state, was to produce citizens trained in the arts of both peace and war.

2000 BC Caveman may have had drawings, cave paintings and sign language as part of their communication but they all indicated to food, survival and sometimes history about them. However, the discovery of cuneiform mathematics textbooks, dated back to 2000 BC, suggests that some form of schools did most likely existed in Sumer at that time (now modern day Iraq). There 's also evidence that suggests formal schools existing in China during the Hsia and Shang dynasties around the same time.

1500 BC – 600 BC
In ancient India, most education was based on the Veda (hymns, formulas, and incantations, recited or chanted by priests of a pre-Hindu tradition) and later Hindu texts and scriptures. Vedic education taught pronunciation and recitation of the Veda, grammar and derivation, composition, understanding of secrets of nature, reasoning including logic, the sciences, and the skills necessary for an occupation. Some medical
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