The Evolution of Education and Literacy in Western Civilization


  • Claudine Perreault, M.S., J.D., Ph.D. (ABD) University of Massachusetts-Lowell



education, literacy, Western Civilization, history, humanities


Education and literacy have contributed to how people in Western Civilization communicate and learn about everything in life from the humanities to science and technology.  As a result, literacy and education have been the indicators of whether or not a person is “well off” or “disadvantaged” (Kraus, 2000, p. 323).  Other civilizations and cultures also value education and literacy because it gives them the new knowledge of people, places, and inventions.  


Author Biography

  • Claudine Perreault, M.S., J.D., Ph.D. (ABD), University of Massachusetts-Lowell

    Professor Perreault teaches courses in the English Department at the undergraduate level.  She has authored publications including articles in The Washington Times. Her research interests are in the area of history, philosophy and literature.



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