- Join over 1.2 million students every month
- Accelerate your learning by 29%
- Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
Renaissance Education DBQ
The first 200 words of this essay...
The Transformation of Renaissance Education
The Renaissance is widely viewed to be an era of immense cultural change that brought about widespread educational reforms. For the first time in history, education was considered to be an essential part of a civilized society. According to popular thought of the early Renaissance, those who were educated in the Greek classics along with a standard knowledge of mathematics, philosophy and literature, would be those who would bring about the advancement of human civilization. However, as the Renaissance progressed, the popularity of education abruptly declined, and education once again became a luxury meant only for a chosen few. Renaissance education evolved from being a "guide to the true meaning of the past" and the key to a well-balanced gentleman, to a luxury "appropriate only to a small minority of men" (Document 1, Document 11).
At the start of the Renaissance, education was considered to be a necessity for all those who wished to attain some degree of status in society. Aeneas Pickling wrote in 1450 that education was the method through which to achieve the "enlightenment of the mind". In addition to the studies of mathematics, philosophy and literature, the
Found what you're looking for?
- Start learning 29% faster today
- Over 150,000 essays available
- Just £6.99 a month
Not the one? We have 100's more
Other Historical Periods (view all)
- Reasons for Australian Federation
- How far was the Provisional Government responsible for its o...
- Why did the Second Crusade Fail?
- South African Heritage - Where we come from?
- Explain the factors which attracted European imperialism eit...
- Stresemann controlling inflation was the main reason behind ...
- Russian History. A period of great achievement To what exten...
- How effectively did colonial governments respond to the rise...
- Gallipoli and Kokoda - comparing two battles fought by the A...
- The Roman Catholic Church was becoming increasingly unpopula...
""Shailan, Leicester. A Level Student. Very useful for Biology and Chemistry, also great help in Econo
""Gemma Haysman. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Maths. GCSE Student.