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Monday, March 17, 2008

Escolas na Idade Média

Medieval Business Schools, no Organization and Markets:

Contrary to popular belief, formal education in medieval times was not restricted to the clergy and the very wealthy. Nor was theology the most popular subject. Independent schools, unaffiliated with any particular religious body or royal institution and staffed by lay people, were common, and even taught business administration (writing letters, drafting contracts, keeping the books).

So says Nicholas Orme in Medieval Schools: From Roman Britain to Renaissance England (...) In Britain, grammar schools were often supported by wealthy patrons and were open to students of modest means.
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