AAH Affiliate Session at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting 2015 (January 2-5, 2015)
New York City
Children and Education in the Ancient World
In recent years, scholarship has considered the role of children and adolescents through literature and art in the Ancient Mediterranean (Golden 1993, Neils and Oakley 2003, McDougall 2008, Evans Grubbs et al. 2013). It is famously known that Alexander the Great was tutored by Aristotle. Considering the contentious debates about education in our society (e.g. charter schools, assessment, segregation, health and eating habits) how did the ancient world wrestle with such topics?
This panel seeks to examine how the development and role of education shaped the ancient world. Papers that seek to address the following issues will be considered:
• Teachers as role models
• Boys versus girls, rich versus poor in the educating of young minds
• What subjects were taught?
• What types of assessment existed in the ancient world?
• Training of a warrior and/or a leader
• The changing role of education over time and in different cultures
Please submit a 150 word abstract with bibliography and a C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org BY MAY 10, 2014
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