The Life Of The Middle Ages Essay

767 Words Nov 10th, 2015 4 Pages
William Butler Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” The history of teaching started with religion. Priest and prophets educated children of nobles in order to teach them skills that they will need when they accept their position of leadership. The Priests’ role was highly respected above all others due to their knowledge and wisdom, therefore teacher appreciation was associated with their high value in societies. In 561 B.C. Confucius, the first private teacher in history, was desirable to teach the sons of the nobles. However, his journey to receive his good reputation was not that simple since only the royal or noble could receive an education. Seeing as Confucius had an enormous craving to gain knowledge he decided to go work for a nobleman that he could travel with. From there on he found himself eager to educate students on moral character, wisdom, and responsibility. Once The Middle Ages came around, the Roman Catholic Church controlled teachings by entrusting the monasteries and centres, specially designated learning centers, to take charge of education. The centres eventually evolved into learning establishments which have transformed into college universities. Once the universities opened up in the 17th and 18th century there was a significant increase in the demand for teachers. Education then expanded and evolved into varies different institutions such as public school, “dame” schools, Latin grammar schools, High…

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