The Evolution of Education and Literacy in Western Civilization

Claudine Perreault, M.S., J.D., Ph.D. (ABD)

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Education and literacy have contributed to how people in Western Civilization communicate and learn about everything in life from the humanities to science and technology.  As a result, literacy and education have been the indicators of whether or not a person is “well off” or “disadvantaged” (Kraus, 2000, p. 323).  Other civilizations and cultures also value education and literacy because it gives them the new knowledge of people, places, and inventions.  

 


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education; literacy; Western Civilization; history; humanities

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