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AboutSaint-Cyran, with the help of some wealthy, influential Parisians, succeeded in gaining control of the convent of Port-Royalnear Versailles. There the Jansenist group began about to educate a few boys, and by it had established the Little Schools of Port-Royal in Paris itself. Their curriculum was similar to that of the Oratorians, though excluding dancing, and was celebrated for its excellence in French language and logic and in foreign languages.

Involved in political struggles with the Jesuits, who were still influential at court, the Jansenists were fated to have all their schools closed bybut their theories and practices were widely adopted and became extremely influential. Female education During the century, the education of girls was not entirely neglected, and France was notable for its efforts.

Mme de Maintenonfor instance, had been a pupil of the Ursuline nuns in Paris and then a governess at the court of Louis XIV before she was wedded to the king in From her royal vantage point, she took upon herself the founding of a school in at Saint-Cyr near Versailles—a higher school principally for orphan girls descended from noble families.

Besides such basic subjects as reading and writingthe girls were prepared for their future lives as wives and mothers or as members of genteel professions.

In this school was taken over by the Augustinian nuns. Another important worker in the field of female education was St. Jane Frances de Chantalwho, together with her father confessor St.

Francis de Salesfounded in the order of the Visitandines, a group dedicated to charitable work and the religious education of women. Because girls, he believed, are meant to fulfill roles as housewives and mothers, they should pursue religious and moral education rather than scholarly learning. They should learn reading and writing, basic mathematics, history, music, needlework, and Latin because it is the church language —but no modern languages, since they tend to moral corruption.

English theories and practices The 17th century in England up to the Glorious Revolution of —89 was one of argument over religious and political settlements bequeathed by Queen Elizabeth I ; the period was one characterized by the confrontation of two different worldviews—on one side the royalist Cavaliers and on the other side the Puritans.

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The division was reflected in education. Their ideals were sober, practical behaviour, careful management, thrift, asceticismand the rejection of hedonistic pleasures of life.

Many of the educationists who sought this Puritan ideal were followers of the reform plans of Comenius. The Committee for Advancement of Learning, which he founded inwas the impulse and model for later educational associations. In general, his ideas for reform included the introduction of agricultural schools and the state organization of the educational system, as well as the establishment of general elementary education.

The name of John Dury stands close to those of Comenius and Hartlib. In his book The Reformed Schoolhe proposed teaching societies in England much like the teaching congregations in France.

Indeed, he was particularly insistent that control of education be in the hands not of a regimentizing state but of free educational organizations. Of Educationwritten at the request of Hartlib, was one of the last in the long line of European expositions of Renaissance humanism.

His proposed academy, which would take the place of both secondary school and college, was to concentrate on instruction in the ancient classics, with due subordination to the Bible and Christian teaching. Milton also emphasized the sciences, and physical and martial exercise had a place in his curriculum as well.

Royalist education Frequently opposed to Puritanism on educational as well as political grounds were the royalists and supporters of the nobility. In education, their views went back to Sir Thomas Elyot and Roger Ascham in the 16th century, who had written so persuasively about the education of gentlemen in the tradition of the so-called courtesy books.

The Platonic Academy in Florence was one of the most noted of speculative societies.

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The first scientific academies belong to the 16th century: Were the Athenians right to blame rhetorical education for their bad decisions? Perhaps if no-one had had any training in rhetorical techniques, the assembly might have made better decisions — but we cannot be sure.

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Perhaps they would have made bad decisions even without well-educated demagogues, because realistically it is difficult to make good decisions when you lack the necessary background information. Arguably the problem is not that a few people were well educated, but that most people were not well educated. If the members of the assembly had all studied rhetorical techniques themselves they would not have been so easily influenced by them, and if they had studied some other subjects as well they could have made better practical decisions.

The Athenians seem to have tacitly admitted that this was the solution somewhat later, when they reformed their state military service so that it included academic subjects as well as military training.

The humanities and modern democracy Many Western societies now operate on the assumption that democracy requires education.

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If ordinary people have the power to make major decisions — and even the decision of which politicians to vote for can be pretty major — it is important that they have enough knowledge and enough skill in dealing with arguments to make good decisions. Some people appear to think that citizens who do not themselves do A-levels or attend university do not benefit from the existence of A-levels and universities, but that is absurd.

Not only does everyone who ever uses a doctor, a dentist, a lawyer, or any other educated professional benefit from the widespread education available in the UK, but we all benefit from the fact that despite being a democracy the UK does not have the tendency to destroy itself that Athens did. Living in an educated democratic society is far safer, easier, and more enjoyable than being governed by people who have not got the necessary background to make good decisions. Once at the Hot Gates, they encounter a deformed Paris Hilton also played by Parkerwho tells Leonidas and the Captain about a secret goat path above the Hot Gates that Xerxes could use to outflank the Spartans.

When she asks to be made a Spartan soldier, Leonidas rejects her as unqualified due to her inability to use a spear correctly. Leonidas and his platoon soon face off with Xerxes' messenger and his Immortals, beating them in a dance contest before driving them off a cliff. Xerxes Ken Davitianimpressed, personally approaches Leonidas and attempts to bribe him with a trip to the Palms Hotel and Casino.

Leonidas declines, and the Spartans face the Persian army in a " Yo Momma " fight, which the Spartans win, but Dilio has his eyes scratched out and wanders away. Hilton decides to betray the Spartans and reveals the location of the goat path to Xerxes in return for various gifts and for having her deformed hump removed. Xerxes meets the twelve remaining Spartans and the war begins. Meanwhile, back in Sparta, Queen Margo has several confrontations with Traitoro, as he is the vital vote in sending more troops to assist her husband.

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Following her address to the Council, Traitoro publicly betrays the Queen. The Queen then battles Traitoro in a parody of Spider-Man 3 and defeats him using a dust buster. With Traitoro's deceit exposed, the council is united with the queen.