posted by Beverly on .
Why study educational history?
"He who cannot remember the past is condemned to repeat it." -- George Santayana
It's important to understand why things are how they are in education. For example, people simply accept the current system, with unfocused short periods set to a bell simply because it's what they had. However, it's important to note how much that came about to support the needs to create factory workers, which we have to question whether that's helpful for today's needs.