The Industrial Age And The Information Age

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Humanity has been through so many types of “ages” and each one has had some form of impact on us. Some of the impact has been on education others have impacted the quality of life. Either way, education is something that has been around since the start of time. Although, it was different during different time periods, it has always been a part of human history in one way or another. The Pre-Industrial Age, the Industrial Age, and the Information Age all had different effect on mankind’s intellectual, social, and economic development. Technology has advanced education in many ways in our current time and has improved our lives overall. The Pre-Industrial age, before the mid 1700’s, was mostly an agricultural time. Knowledge was typically kept for those who had power or money. The education that was available was given by the religious organizations and provided very limited subjects to be studied. The majority of the population, during this age was uneducated and illiterate. There was local markets and local trading. Mass production of products did not exist during this time ("Local Enterprise": The Pre-Industrial Era"). The main goal of life, for most of the world, during this time was just basic survival. The quality of life was very low and the life expectancy was low as well. High death rates were due to war, poverty, poor hygiene, and plague; this especially affected the young people. For example, in the 1600’s about twenty-five percent of children in Europe died

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