Literature becomes laden with advice on the rearing of the younger generation.
In short, there develop philosophies and theories of education.
Education in primitive and early civilized cultures The term education can be applied to primitive cultures only in the sense of enculturation, which is the process of cultural transmission.
A primitive person, whose culture is the totality of his universe, has a relatively fixed sense of cultural continuity and timelessness.
The model of life is relatively static and absolute, and it is transmitted from one generation to another with little deviation.
For a description of education in various specialized fields, see historiography; legal education; medical education; science, history of.
Education is designed to guide them in learning a culture, molding their behaviour in the ways of adulthood, and directing them toward their eventual role in society.
In the most primitive cultures, there is often little formal learning—little of what one would ordinarily call school or classes or teachers.
Their teachers are not strangers but rather their immediate community.
In contrast to the spontaneous and rather unregulated imitations in prepuberty education, postpuberty education in some cultures is strictly standardized and regulated.