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Education in the Age of Enlightenment

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Alexa Landacre

on 18 October 2013

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Education
The development increased in the Enlightenment. Two main reasons were the expansion of public reading and the print culture which supplied the demand from readers. Also the Scientific Revolution influenced the education. Universal education was for the upper class before the Enlightenment, but many people thought that education shouldn't be restricted to class or gender.
Literacy
Literacy before the Enlightenment was mostly restricted for males who were nobles, a mercantile, and professional classes. With public libraries becoming more common, it gave commoners an opportunity to read, therefore increasing the literacy rate increasing.
Education for Women
Although the literacy rate went up for both men and women, there was a difference between the two educations. There were a number of school for women, but the information mainly taught was education for home. There was also a rise in a number of publications made by women writers.
Public Places to Learn
Changes in cultural
Education in the Age of Enlightenment
The Enlightenment was a revolutionary time for many. Things like medicine, science, and other new ideas that went against the church and what was taught. Along with these subjects, the rate of education and literacy increased.
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