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Purposes and Values of Renaissance Education

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The Renaissance was a time of flourishing culture. Humanism became more influential and people began to give more value to the arts. Thereby, education in these arts became necessary. As the renaissance progressed, the percentage of well educated people holding government offices in Europe increased, as seen in document 12 which refers to the Justices of Peace (Document 12). As the Renaissance progressed, the purposes and values of education experienced major reformations.

The renaissance, meaning `re-birth', was a time of reformation of culture to the ideals of society. The people of the time, tired of the war and fear during the Middle Ages, looked to the ancient Romans and Greeks for direction in civilized life. Education led to an understanding of the past, present, and a reasonable guess as to what lies in the future (Document 1). In this reformation of society, Humanism, a philosophy that rejects...

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