Modern education and its implications
Modern education and its implicationsSpecialized higher education has proliferated over recent decades, but general education can be classified into three types: classical, medieval and modern.
Medieval education developed in the West before classical education. It was hierarchical and based on religion and logic. It's purpose was largely to prepare clergy for the medieval church. Relics of medieval education survive today in Bible colleges. The latter are sectarian and education is sect specific.
Classical education is designed to develop general intellectual skills and pass along the wisdom of the ancients. It emphasizes reading, writing and mathematical skills and aims to develop a common, shared background incorporating the basics of western civilization.
Modern education is a product of the enlightenment and includes recently developed fields such as the sciences, anthropology and sociology. Important components include understanding how scientific hypotheses develop and how they are tested along with knowing the basics of physics, chemistry and biology.