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The history of education

From its origins to our days

Introduction

Many historical events and socio-economical situations in our world have influenced the subjects being taught in schools, the nature of the teacher-student relationship, as well as the roles of discipline and authority in the classroom compared with the role of the student and their participation, in an active manner or not, in the learning process.

We will look at the most significant characteristics of different historical periods with regards to curricula, the teachers and their teaching methods, and other key players.

By Mélie Genet