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RUNNING HEAD: Historical Era AnalysisBrandon 1“An Analysis of The Enlightenment Era and The Modern Era”Tamarah BrandonL30121190Education 703-D09 Theories of Historical & Philosophical FoundationsDr. Jerry Woodbridge
RUNNING HEAD: Historical Era AnalysisBrandon 2AbstractThis document will analyze The Enlightenment Era and the Modernity Era, and the educational thinkers in both eras. Both historical eras will be compared to one another to see the similarities that both eras had in common. With the goal and mindset to increase education in the classrooms today, it is important to understand the educational philosophers and make sense of how both eras’ play a role in education. It is better to understand the variety of tools out there that we can use to understand how and why education came about. This paper will investigate both periods, make a comparison between both eras and educational thinkers, and a scriptural perspective on both aspects.
RUNNING HEAD: Historical Era AnalysisBrandon 3The Enlighten Period, also known as The Age of Reason was a period that developed from several sources of new ideas and called into question traditional ways of thinking in education. The Enlighten thinkers wanted the educational system to be more rationalized. The Modernity Period was an introduction of subjects such as arts, sciences, philosophy, and literature. The education policy of the British government had more of an interest in higher education. During the modern period, primary education was not much considered or even a priority. During the Modern period, education was developed to take into thought the needs and requirements of the individual. Both historical eras’ have similarities and differences when it comes to education and the roles during both eras. Enlightenment EraThe Enlightenment Era was a European scholarly development of the late 17th and 18th centuries spotlighting reason and independence as opposed to convention. There are many education thinkers during this era that had many beliefs about how an individual should learn. Mary Wollstonecraft grew up during the French and American Revolution, where she was dealing with hardships of being a woman. Therefore, she decided to seek out education and its empowerment for women; considering women were not allowed an education during this time. Despite her desire for equality for men and women, she still applied gender-biased curricula to lower-class women (Gutek, 2011).Another educational thinker is Pestalozzi. Pestalozzi was a great educational thinker that followed that was highly inspired by Rousseau during the Enlightenment Era. He had some pretty incredible life experiences that led him to work with and educate orphans and other children who came from troubling backgrounds. He believed, like Rousseau, that children are born good, they should be provided with sensory activities to help them learn and grow, and they

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