ⓘ Category:History of education


History of education

The quest for universal literacy is a development of the last 150–200 years. Schools for the young have historically been supplemented with advanced training for priests, bureaucrats and specialists.



Anaxagoras was a Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher. Born in Clazomenae at a time when Asia Minor was under the control of the Persian Empire, Anaxagoras came to Athens. According to Diogenes Laertius and Plutarch, in later life he was charged with impiety and went into exile in Lampsacus; the charges may have been political, owing to his association with Pericles, if they were not fabricated by later ancient biographers. Responding to the claims of Parmenides on the impossibility of change, Anaxagoras described the world as a mixture of primary imperishable ingredients, where material variati ...


Ancient higher-learning institutions

A variety of ancient higher-learning institutions were developed in many cultures to provide institutional frameworks for scholarly activities. These ancient centres were sponsored and overseen by courts; by religious institutions, which sponsored cathedral schools, monastic schools, and madrasas; by scientific institutions, such as museums, hospitals, and observatories; and by individual scholars. They are to be distinguished from the Western-style university, an autonomous organization of scholars that originated in medieval Europe and has been adopted in other regions in modern times.


Asian quota

An Asian quota is a type of racial quota limiting the number of people of Asian descent in an establishment, a special case of Numerus clausus. In particular, it refers to alleged educational quotas in United States higher education admissions, specifically Ivy League universities, targeting Asian Americans, specifically persons of East Asian and South Asian descent, starting in the late 1980s and ongoing, as of 2017; such allegations are denied by the universities in question. Asian quotas are compared to the earlier Jewish quotas, which limited admissions of a model minority from the 191 ...


Association for Promoting Christian Knowledge

The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge is an Ireland based Christian charity founded in 1792. It has worked for over 200 years to increase awareness of the Christian faith in Ireland and across the world.



The Calmecac was a school for the sons of Aztec nobility in the Late Postclassic period of Mesoamerican history, where they would receive rigorous religious and military training. The two main primary sources for information on the calmecac and telpochcalli are in Bernardino de Sahaguns Florentine Codex of the General History of the Things of New Spain and part 3 of the Codex Mendoza. Although the calmecac has been characterized as for elites only, Sahaguns account says that at times commoners, macehualtin were assigned to the calmecac as well and trained for the priesthood. The Tēlpochcal ...