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The Renaissance: A Time Of Education During The Renaissance

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EDUCATION DURING THE RENAISSANCE
The renaissance was a time of learning, but it wasn’t a time of schools as we know them today. Public schools for everyone were still a long off. In Renaissance Europe, schooling was for those who could afford it. Some people were well educated, while others never attended school. Boys-education for Renaissance boys was of two sorts .There was classical education based on the Latin language for boys who planned to go on to a university. There was also education through apprenticeships for boys who planned to pursue a trade.
Girls received less education than boys during the renaissance .Some girls did become well educated in the classics, and some also became apprentices. Many more were educated mainly in practical matters at home. The object of education In the Renaissance was religious schooling and schooling in the high culture (classic). Regarding the content of education, to religion and the classic of the Renaissance, the reformation added the vernacular (mother tongue).
Basic Latin grammar
Boys were taught at home. Those in the elite classes had tutors within their own households, and in these households, tutors were often extremely respected individuals. At about the age of five, boys were introduced to basic Latin grammar. When grammar was discussed, it was always Latin grammar. The vernacular was
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Some of these were the ones that we associate with a modern curriculum, but from a very different perspective. Science, per se, was not stressed during the Renaissance. But, nevertheless, science was taught because the ancients were interested in science. In particular, a book that every boy read was Pliny’s Historia Naturalis, which contained not only wonderful stories of science and geography, but everything from the making of papyrus, to the nature of the inhabitants of those worlds south of the equator, where the Romans didn’t really
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