History – The Fall of Rome – America to Follow? – (Murphy, 2006) « phd monkey

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30Sep/10

History – The Fall of Rome – America to Follow? – (Murphy, 2006)

Murphy, M. M. (2006). The history and philosophy of education: Voices of educational pioneers. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

According to Murphy (2006), why the Roman Empire fell is a question which scholars still debate today. From the point of view of education, we can note several factors: the family structure was weakened, citizenship and patriotism were no longer taught, and virtue was not stressed or sought as a way of life. The schools were asked to fill in for what was lacking in the family and in society.

At least a few of characteristics mentioned, as causes for the fall of Rome, are alive in America today.

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