Men live together in groups since the very earliest times. Each group tried to keep together and to find ways that would keep their group going after its individual members were gone.
In order for the group and its values to survive, it was necessary for the older members to teach children all that they had learned so that they could solve the problems they would face. Young people had to train to carry on the customs, knowledge, and skills of the group. So the idea of “education” existed long before there were actual schools.
But when letters were invented, schools became a necessity. Special learning was to master the symbols. And the existence of these symbols made it possible to accumulate and transmit knowledge on a scale that had never been possible before. Ordinary life in the group did not provide this type of education. So a special organization was needed to take the job of providing it. And this was the school.
Nobody knows when the first schools appeared. We do know that they were in existence in Egypt and perhaps in China and in some other countries 5,000 to 6,000 years ago.
Actually, it was not until the eighteenth century that the idea of education for all as a way of improving man and his society to spread. And it was only about 100 years ago that people began to consider education as the right of every child.
Who Invented School?
Answer- Horace Mann.
Who invented school and what was the purpose?
Answer- Horace Mann invented school and what is today the United States’ modern school system. Horace Mann became the Secretary of Education in Massachusetts where he championed an organized and set curriculum of core knowledge for each student.
Who invented homework?
Answer- Roberto Nevelis.
Who taught the first teacher?
Answer- If we were to believe Greek mythology, it was the god Chiron who taught the first teacher, seeing as that the centaur was known for his abilities to impart knowledge
Answer- The Byzantine Empire had an established schooling system beginning at the primary level. ancient Greece (see Academy), ancient Rome (see Education in Ancient Rome) ancient India (see Gurukul).