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From Greek Paedeia to Medieval Scholasticism

Systems of education in science and technology that have taken on worldwide influence have their root influences in classical school experiences. It is thus appropriate that the present survey should highlight this historical background.

SCIENCE AND ETHICS CONJOINED. Formal elementary education was established for free males in several Greek city-states by the fifth century B.C.E., taking place in the didaskaleion, the area set aside for teaching. After learning to read and write, older children learned classic literature and music. Youths attended public gymnasiums for physical and character training and military preparation. Beyond this level, education in the fifth century was not standardized. The gymnasiums, however, became sites for discussion groups and lectures given by sophists. Science and ethics were esoteric subjects taught informally by masters to a few chosen disciples.

Science and ethics, however, were not distinct subjects. Pythagoras of Samos...

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