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Running Head: EVALUATIVE ESSAY 1 1 EVALUATIVE ESSAY 1 Natasha LeBeau Sarah Jones HIEU 201 September 9, 2018
EVALUATIVE ESSAY 1 2 Evaluative Essay 1 In the ancient times, the access to even a basic education was limited, the majority of those educated were male. The educational standards utilized in the modern society were proven successful long ago by the ancient Greeks and Romans. They developed a curriculum that taught children not only the fundamentals of reading and mathematics, but also how to honor their parents and government. These two ancient civilizations, while different, had many similarities, both having a significant impact on life today, specifically when it comes to Philosophy, Government, Art and Architecture. We still follow most of the educational standards set by the Romans and Greeks, so it is safe to say that they did a multitude of things well. The first thing both civilizations did properly is that they placed a high value on education. They valued education so much that they worked very hard to put an education system in place, not the typical state education that is seen today. They chose to have tutors that the families would hire to train their children. The Romans had a high regard for education for their children, insisting that the “Child leaders” spoke proper as they were the first influence the child would have. As stated by Morris, “Above all, see that the child's nurse speaks correctly. The ideal . . . would be that she should be a philosopher. Failing that . . . the best should be chosen, as far as possible. No doubt the most important point is that they should be of good character, but they should speak correctly as well. It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.” (Morris L. 2001) This fact alone gives insight that the Romans held high regard for education. The Romans

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