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  • Montaigne's Ideal Education
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    The Dynamics of the "Education of Children" The purpose of Montaigne's "Education of Children" is to lay down the philosophical groundwork for a new and innovative way of teaching children. The purpose of this new system is to foster the child's intellectual growth as opposed to filling the child's head with facts that he regurgitates, but does not understand. In Montaigne's words, the education should put a child "through its paces, making it taste things, choose them, and discern them by itsel...
  • Administrative Positions In Schools And Colleges
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    WOMEN IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION THE GLASS CEILING IS STILL THERE Several people at the conference dealt with the problems women encounter in getting into administrative positions in schools and colleges and when they do, the obstacles they encounter in making their jobs successful. Their discussions brought home to me the reality of my own mother's experience. As children we witnessed our mother struggling, summer after summer and during many school years in the evenings, with those courses ...
  • Education Of Women In Greece
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    The role of women in different civilizations, even though on different spectrum's of the world, had many similarities and only a few differences. Women in these four civilizations: Greece, Egypt, China, and India faced many of the same hardships, struggles, and prejudices. Some of this treatment of women didn't even end until present day (1920's). In some of these civilizations women were able to rise up somewhat in their communities but it didn't come without some kind of interference. When it ...
  • Desiderius Erasmus
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    A date that may have little connotation in the minds of history students everywhere was, in fact, the date that gave birth to a man more brave than any comic book could ever illustrate. On October 28, 1466, Desiderius Erasmus was born the illegitimate son of Margaretha Rogers and Gerard in Rotterdam, Holland. Despite such a dull and seemingly trite birth, Erasmus would grow to be a great influence in the Renaissance era. Through the questioning of established people and institutions, such as mod...
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education In Every School
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    Trinchieri 1 Just say no, or say nothing at all. Either live by the word of the Christian God, or live with disease and unsupportable families. In current abstinence-only sexual education, this is the choice the nation gives to young people about their private sexuality. Clear concise facts have given way to horrifying lectures of the fictional evils of sexual behavior that falls outside the lines drawn by the right wing and the Pope. These tactics do not educate and only damage adolescents and ...
  • New Opportunities For Syrian Women
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    DAMASCUS, 31 May 1999 (Reuters) -Fourteen year old Aisha picked dirt from her fingernails and calmly recounted how her father used to rape her six years ago whenever they were alone at home". I told my mother who challenged my father. But he just shouted at her and said that he owned me and had the right to do whatever he wanted to me". Women in Syria are usually viewed as weaker than men in mind, body, and spirit. They are often not only discriminated, but also victims of violence and rape. Lik...
  • Gutenberg's Invention Of The Printing Press
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    Four significant influences of Johannes Gutenberg's invention of the printing press prove that it was without a doubt one of the must beneficial tools in advancement of literacy and education in the modern world. First, Gutenberg's printing press brought a once practically unobtainable item readily available, books. Prior to the invention of the printing press, literature and books were only accessible to those of great wealth and social status. Owning a book in the late 1400's was a very presti...
  • Same Quality Of Education
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    The Paideia Proposal: an educational Manifesto by Motimer Adler, in my opinion, is a very well written book. It contained easy, well flowed text. It enlightened me in more ways than one. According to this written this book sends out a message about how our schools are in dire need of reform, to say the least. It calls for reform for the future of our youth, our children and thus our society as a whole. The Paideia Proposal places in perspective how the youth of our country are in fact our salvat...
  • Differences Between The Education Systems
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    Everyone has a different upbringing and with that comes a different education. I had a major change in my education two years ago. Only two years I moved from Germany, where I had done all my schoolwork in German to New Zealand, where I had to do my schoolwork in English and hardly knew anyone. I had to cope with doing my sixth form certificate in English, as well as jump one and a half years to be with the same aged people. A well rounded education is the first step towards a society that refle...

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