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Each significant civilization has built up its own education system, developed its own pedagogy. Was it the subjects and way of teaching that eventually led civilizations to higher development?
 
While delving deeper into the history of education we realize how huge the impact of pedagogy was and is.
 
By learning about the pedagogy of great civilizations we may come to understand how they evolved, why some of them turned out to be incredibly sustainable while others declined.
 
Let's explore the History of Pedagogy and get some insight!
For more than just glimpses of the history and philosophy of education  - stay tuned for my upcoming book !


WHY STUDY

THE HISTORY OF

PEDAGOGY?

INDIAN
CHINESE
EGYPTIAN

Pedagogy on the Indian subcontinent has a long tradition and is truly unique.
In ancient times it differed substantially from other cultures.
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In the same way that the history of Chinese civilization stands out, the pedagogical tradition of China
also has elements that are unique
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We all probably remember studying ancient Egypt at school - pyramids and scriber schools. Professional scribes worked like...  More...

Pedagocial traditions in various cultures


Other sciences owe much to the history of pedagogy: without this history it is impossible to understand the systems of the greatest thinkers of the world and the embodiment of these systems in real education, ​​in the actual formation of morals .

Gabriel Compayré ​ ​​"The History of Pedagogy"


AMERICAN
GREKO-ROMAN
ISLAMIC
The term American Civilization refers to the civiliazitons of the so-called Ancient America or Pre-Columbian America. Many of them established permanent or urban settlements, agriculture, and complex societal hierarchies. More...
Astonishingly enough the Greco-Roman educational model had a static nature; for over 1000 years (from the 4th century BCE to about the 5th century CE) its pedagogy and system remained largely unaffected by societal changes and geography.  More...
Ever heard of Islamic Education? Studies of this historically rich pedagogical tradition may give us insight into the reasons for the past glory and current sustainability of the civilization that comprises over 24% of world’s population. More...
CHRISTIAN
JEWISH
SOVIET
The Western Civilization, which currently dominates, encompasses many countries and cultural traditions and yet it is still called Christian civilization.
When talking about pedagogy we will see how deeply its educational philosophy is rooted in Christianity..
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Jewish culture has a reputation for cherishing “learning”: A person who is unlearned, according to the tradition of Judaism, ignores God.
Some even consider education to  be the primary religious activity in Jeudaism. Historically, the number of people with Jewish backgroud who contributed to the development of human civiliazation is enormous.
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Pedagogy of the Soviet Time stands out for formal reasons (because it was secular and disconnected from Christian concepts of education from the former Russian Empire) as well as for its content. More...

​It has not yet been recognized in European pedagogical history that there are ancient pedagogical traditions alive in China, Korea, Japan, and India that go back to pre-Christian times and whose high standards one must admire.


                                                                                                                   Franz Pöggeler
                                                                                            "Power and powerlessness of Pedagogy"


The full history of education should encompass the holistic development of a broad canvas intellectual and moral culture of man of all times and peoples. It serves summarizing the life of mankind in its various manifestations, artistic and scientific, religious and political .

Gabriel Compayré ​ ​​"The History of Pedagogy"
One merit of exploring many perspectives throughtout history is the lesson of humility it teaches. Ignorance of these allows people to think they are the first to have thought of something, when in fact it was anticipated centuries ealier.

David E.Cooper, "World Philosophies"

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