7 Men Who Changed Education Around The World
Great teachers inspire. They challenge. They educate. They listen. They are organized, confident, disciplined, hardworking, and engaging. The following are men who changed education around the world! Will you be next?
Confucius. A Chinese thinker, philosopher, and teacher who put emphasis on study and the importance of learning. He was given various names, with literal and translated meanings such as, “first teacher”, “the teacher who assist the wise to their attainment”, and “role model for teachers through the ages”.
Booker T. Washington. As a civil rights activist and teacher, Booker was known for his cooperation not confrontation. He dedicated his life to education, philanthropy, and politics. Through his efforts he helped raise countless dollars to support education and created thousands of small community schools and higher education institutions throughout the South.
Noah Webster. Often referred to as the “Father of American Scholarship and Education”, Noah Webster has taught millions of Americans how to spell and read. He grew to dislike American school systems, so he created his own 3 volume work that included a speller, a reader, and a grammar. Known for his contribution to the first American dictionary, “An American Dictionary of the English Language”.
Albert Einstein. In 1921, Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for Physics. He was a professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences in Germany, and his theories, studies, and knowledge continue to educate students all over the world.
Aristotle. Aristotle was Greek philosopher, and the student of Plato. As head of the Royal Academy of Macedon, he became known as the teacher of Alexander the Great. His views and studies greatly helped form Western philosophy.
John Locke. One of the greatest philosophers in Europe at the end of the 17th century, John Locke had a major influence on political philosophy – particularly modern liberalism. His theories on social contract and liberty influenced the Founding Fathers. Today, many contemporary libertarians still claim Locke as a major influence in their teachings.
You tell me! Teachers don’t have to be famous to change the world. Go ahead and nominate a teacher YOU know that has changed the world or their classroom, school, or community. List their name and a short description of their accomplishments and impacts.