The Puritan emphasis on family-driven education

There is no doubt that the educational life of a Puritan began in the home. In keeping with an ideal covenant household, the salvation of the children and their spiritual well being was at first place in the heart of every godly parent. They universally understood…that education was a means to that end. Therefore, they believed that the education of their children in religion was their premier duty…

Thus, they sought to catechize their children as soon as possible and instruct them in the Scriptures. This included daily devotions, either in the morning or around the dinner table, and sermon discussion/application.

Quote source

Dave (2005). The Puritans and Education. Dave’s Exegesis. Available Last accessed 8th Jun 2015.


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