Lecture 8

Lecture 8 - October 14, 2009 AMERICAN HISTORY MEREDITH...

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2009 AMERICAN HISTORY MEREDITH HUBER HISTORY 17ALECTURE 8 LITERACY, EDUCATION, AND ELITISM IN EARLY AMERICA Educational Access in Early America How to define “Education” o Apprenticeship; Experiential Learning Formal: father decides what trade he wants his son to pursue, boys between the age of 10-14, normally from 5-7years, family had to make a payment to the workman who was teaching the child Informal: Families send child to live with a workman without a contract, normally just for a few months o Indenture Freedom Dues o Religious Study Family Prayer—daily bible reading Most of the education happened at home Formal Education: o “Dame” Schools—coed schools, taught girls sewing, needlework etc… o “Grammar Schools”—for boys 8-14yrs old Latin, Greek—the rudiments of grammar Taught by men who had left the ministry or young men who had not received their call o College Develops out of the medieval Monastic tradition Come to the new world to train the ministry
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2009 for the course HIST 17ah taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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Lecture 8 - October 14, 2009 AMERICAN HISTORY MEREDITH...

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