History of Education in Lithuania
Roots of education go back to the old times. From generation to generation, humankind has always passed on its experience and moral attitudes. Folklore and ancient rituals indicate that in pre-Christian times Lithuanians attended to children’s education and upbringing. Practical experience and spiritual wealth was delivered verbally. The first schools in Lithuania were established in the late 14th century; the education system in three levels, i.e. primary, secondary and higher, however, was developed only in the 16th century.
The museum of the history of Lithuanian education aims to show that the education system in our country was built upon the foundation of Christian Europe, and to also highlight what makes unique a long way that the Lithuanian school has walked. The exposition presents the history of education from the 14th till the 20th century. A valuable collection of learning means from different historical periods was built up in years – textbooks and other education-related objects are presented in three halls. Museum visitors have an opportunity to get introduced to famous personalities, publications, and significant facts in the history of Lithuania.