The Importance Of Education In The Middle Ages

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Education has been a part of our world for a few millenniums now and with it comes new inventions, cures for diseases, and the occasional break-through. During the Middle Ages, which began in 476 Ad, education did not take a turn for the good until later on . Well into the Middle Ages, education became a priority again, and was crucial to the world’s survival. The Middle Ages were filled with many changes including religion, government, and education. The economics naturally impacts the way society functions, as well as the politics behind the society. The education in the Middle Ages was directly related with both factors, and religion is a direct correlation to education at that time, also. Overall education has influenced many generations, …show more content…
Memorization was important if the students wanted to pass grammar school. Teachings were passed from the teacher, often a person of the church, down to the older boys, then the older boys to the young (Trueman, 2016). Politics influenced who was allowed or not allowed to study. Often the sons of peasants could study if the lord allowed them too. The original educational system in the Middle Ages was set up to prevent the peasants and serfs from education to keep order and power within the society (Newman, 2016). Young girls were also allowed to study, but their education was not like the boys. They were taught the proper edicate and correct ways to keep their husbands happy. Girls often studied abroad, some learned to sing or play an instrument (Trueman, 2015). The development of the church 's influence is what carried on the education during the Middle …show more content…
Economics determine; budgeting, free and reduced lunches, scholarships, etc. All are crucial components to education today. Though there are often many similarities seen between today and the Middle Ages, different developments have modernized the world. For example, computers and electronics today have added expenses when discussing education now compared to in the Middle Ages. Today the government determines the schools’ budgets unlike in the Middle Ages when the church was in charge of finances for the

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