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A Brief History of Classical Education

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  1. Lessons
    Lesson 1: Classical and Medieval Ideas of Leisure and Learning (Preview Content)
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  2. Lesson 2: The History of American Education (Preview Content)
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Lesson 3: Education in the Medieval World
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  4. Lesson 4: The History of Ancient Education
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  5. Lesson 5: Leisure and the Beautiful
    2 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Lesson 6: Aristotle and Classical Education
    2 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Lesson 7: Aristotle and Classical Education—Continued
    2 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Lesson 8: Aristotle and Classical Education—Continued
    2 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  9. Lesson 9: Plato and Classical Education
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  10. Lesson 10: Plato and Classical Education—Continued
    2 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  11. Lesson 11: Summary and Conclusion
    2 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  12. Discussions
    Discussion 1: Scholé (Leisure) and Classical Education
  13. Discussion 2: The True, Good, and Beautiful in Classical Education
  14. Discussion 3: American and Classical Education Compared
  15. Discussion 4: Vocational Training and Classical Education
  16. Discussion 5: Classical Education and the "Yearning for Being"
  17. Discussion 6: Univ. of Dallas Grad Program for Classical Teachers
  18. End of Course Test
    End of Course Test: Brief History of Classical Education
    1 Quiz
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Lesson 2: The History of American Education (Preview Content)

In this second presentation of A Brief History of Classical Education, Dr. Matthew Post gives a historical overview of the major developments and figures of education in America in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. He summarizes how American education spread, grew, and came to be dominated by progressive education after centuries of classical education dominating European education. Through this discussion, Dr. Post draws out some key takeaways for modern classical educators to consider.