The First Universal Compulsory Education System Was Found In?
Answer: The Aztec Empire
Although many cultures had educational systems in place before the Aztec Empire rose to power in the 14th century, the Aztecs introduced something previously unheard of anywhere in the world: universal compulsory education for children of all genders and ages.
While other cultures prior to the Aztecs had elements resembling the concept—in ancient Sparta, boys were put into a strict military training system and in ancient Judea, boys were required to attend school—no country or empire had sent all their children, regardless of gender, to school in such a fashion.
Younger children were instructed under the tutelage of their parents, but supervised and tested by local education authorities. During their teenage years, both male and female children were required to engage in formal study at either the Telpochcalli (which focused on the study of history, religion, military fighting arts, and trades/crafts) or the Calmecac (which focused on advanced learning in writing, astronomy, statesmanship, theology, scholarship/teaching, healing, codex painting, and, as at the Telpochcalli, military arts.).
It would be centuries after the fall of the Aztec Empire in the 16th century before any other political states or countries would adopt universal compulsory education on a border-to-border level. The modern universal compulsory education system familiar to students (and graduates) the world over was developed in Prussia in the 18th century and had spread to most Western nations, including the United States, by the 19th century.
A Group Of Off-The-Shelf Computers Run In Parallel As A Super Computer Is Called A?
What Was The First YouTube Video To Reach One Billion Views?
Albertville, France Generates Electricity With Gas Produced By What Unusual Source?
The Hollywood Walk of Fame’s Only Non-Star Tiles Are In Honor Of What Event?
In The Mid-20th Century, Radioactive Material Was Used Successfully In Which Of These Unlikely Applications?
The First Color Screen Handheld Game Console Was The?
Which Musical Act Funded The Creation Of The First CAT Scan Machine?
Which Of These Colas Was Originally Called “Brad’s Drink” Before Assuming Its Modern Name?