Movers & Shakers in Education

Jul 20th, 2016
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Discusses the American Education Revolution

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EDU-210March 2, 2014American Education RevolutionOver the years, education has played a significant role in history. Education is and willalways be the key to ones success. Throughout history, there have been numerous events,impacts, and people who have made or played a significant role in the reshaping of educationand have made it to what it is today. Although there are so many changes in education, thefixture of education may seem daunting and challenging if educators lack a vision of whatmatters most for students to be prepared for the 21st century. A clear sense of purpose anddirection for that vision must start with acknowledging the challenges in the change process(Trybus, 2013).While surveying the significant people and events that have shaped our educationalsystem in America, it was hard to just pick four people and/or events as they are all important inAmerican history and they all have played an important role in shaping education today. Sincethe assignment required for me to pick four significant people and/or events, I have decided tostart with where it all originated from, the Socrates: Socratic Method (470-399 BC). Socratesbelieved that the purpose of education was to teach people how to reason and produce a societyof rational citizens. The Socratic Method also resulted in discovering logical answer.My next person of choice that I have chosen is Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536). He wasa Christian Philosopher who advocated tha

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