History of Education

The History of Education is a growing field.

1. Martin Luther (1483-1546): He believed that education should be supported by the state, and that the state should have the authority and responsibility to control the curriculum, the textbooks, and the instruction. His primary concern was with elementary school. (Web Education)]

2. Philipp Melanchthon (1497) Melanchthon was a major figure in the reform of the educational system and was more concerned with the grammar schools and universities. Melanchthon wrote the constitution and helped organize reformed grammar schools in more than 50 towns. (Web Education)

3. Harvard College (1636) The first college in the American Colonies. Harvard was established for the advancement and education of youth in all manner of good literature, arts and sciences. (Web Education)

4. John Locke (1632-1704) He had a profound influence on education. Locke believed the goal of education was to create the ethical, practical individual who could contribute effectively in the leading process. (Web Education)

5. Education Law of 1647 This law that required the establishment of schools. Education was made a direct responsibility of the people and their elected representatives. (Web Education)