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The Story of Schools from Ancient Times Till Now
The Story of Schools from Ancient Times Till Now Author:Peggy Boehm This is an ex. library edition book with cloth cover. — From the inside cover: — Youngsters who think school is a chore don't know how lucky they are! Modern school children really have it much easier(although they probably won't admit it!) than students did years ago, when it was customary to carry to class heavy crates holding the treasured scro... more »lls, remain in school from dawn till dusk, memorize all lessons or get flogged!
This is the fascinating picture story of the beginnings and development of schools and school customs throughout the world from the first open-air schools of ancient Greece through the guild schools of the Middle Ages and the English "public" schools to the modern American school. Included are Plato's Academy, the "porch" schools of Rome, Luther's school, the castle school of Pestalozzi, a modern Chinese school, an Australian aborigines' school, a Dutch village school, and many others from foreign lands of today.
This is not only a fascinating book for better students, but will also help the reluctant student gain a better picture of his school.« less