The Principles And Reforms Of Horace Mann's Principles Of Education

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Where would the leaders in the United Sates be without its teachers? A reformer by the name of Horace Mann came along in the early 1800’s to promote education and train educators in schools. During this time the education in Massachusetts was suffering and the quality of education was shifting downhill. He reformed the education system by making sure every child received a basic and free education, ensured proper training for teachers, and shaped the education system through his six principles. Mann’s reforms of education have shaped the system all around the world. Horace Mann was born May 4, 1976 in Franklin, Massachusetts during a time of poverty and hardship. He was taught poorly during his educational days and taught himself in his …show more content…
When Mann was twenty years old he was admitted in Brown University where he studied politics, and became interested in public education. After his Brown days he began his career as a lawyer, and soon after that was admitted into the Massachusetts House of Representatives and served there from 1827 to 1833. During this time he promoted public education and teacher training to schools across the state, and emphasized the structuring of the education system in a more effective way. The state created its nations first board of education with Mann as the secretary. Mann than established his six principles of education which were the guidelines of how the education system should run. Soon after his time on the board of education, he resigned and took a seat on the United States Congress. Mann became the president of Antioch College and soon after died on August 2, 1859. Mann during this time of poor education and hardship opened the door for quality education and a free education for every …show more content…
When Mann was helping push for reform for schools, he made the six principles in which schools should base their education system off of. These principles are the reason why public schools are public to everyone and anyone not just the rich, it is the reasons today why public schools are diverse. The first principle when it says that the public should no longer be ignorant has helped shape education today by helping students gain knowledge. In his principles he also expresses the importance that education should be paid for, which is used in todays world by having the government tax money finance the kids going to school. If not for Mann and his six principles the education system today would have no diversity, only the kids that could afford to go to school would be educated. The principles talk about how children will embrace other children with different backgrounds, which has shaped the schools today by having diversity. Without the principles and guidelines that Mann bestowed than the school system today would have no diversity at all. With Mann including that the schools be non-relating to a religious act or political group he is helping children chose between what they want to believe in and what not to believe in. Because of this the public school education system does not bestow any religious thoughts or believes onto

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