scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 4,610
I INTRODUCTION The history of education theories methods and administration of schools and other agencies of information from ancient times to the present Education developed from the human struggle for survival and enlightenment It may be formal or informal Informal education refers to the general social process by which human beings acquire the knowledge and skills needed to function in their culture Formal education refers to the process by which teachers instruct students in courses of study within institutions IIEDUCATION IN PRELITERATE SOCIETIES Before the invention of reading and writing people lived in an environment in which they struggled to survive against natural forces animals and other humans To survive preliterate people developed skills that grew into cultural and educational patterns For a particular groups culture to continue into the future people had to transmit it or pass it on from adults to children The earliest educational processes involved sharing information about gathering food and providing shelter making weapons and other tools learning language and acquiring the values behavior and religious rites or practices of a given culture Through direct informal education parents elders and priests taught children the skills and roles they would need as adults These lessons eventually formed the moral codes that governed behavior Since they lived before the invention of writing preliterate people used an oral tradition or story telling to pass on their culture and history from one generation to the next By using language people learned to create and use symbols words or signs to express their ideas When these symbols grew into pictographs and letters human beings created a written language and made the great cultural leap to literacy IIIEDUCATION IN ANCIENT AFRICA AND ASIA In ancient Egypt which flourished from about 3000 BC to about 500 BC priests in temple schools taught not only religion but also the principles of writing the sciences mathematics and architecture Similarly in India
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA