Back to the Schoolyard: The Daily Practice of Medieval and Renaissance Education

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After about 1300, most schools in the Netherlands came under secular rule. It managed to create good and accessible schools, causing a hey-day for education in the 14th, 15th and 16th century. As a result, more than half of the children participated in basic instruction and literacy rate went relatively high. A contemporary Italian visitor noted with awe that 'in the Low Countries everybody could read and write, even the peasants'. In the 16th century, the curriculum changed because of the Reformation and the availability ...

Back to the Schoolyard: The Daily Practice of Medieval and Renaissance Education 2008, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout

ISBN-13: 9782503525990

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