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ERIC Number: ED003026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 53
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PLANNING CONFERENCE TO EXAMINE THE ROLE OF CLASSICAL STUDIES IN AMERICAN EDUCATION AND TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NEEDED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.
LATIMER, JOHN F.
THE CURRENT POSITION OF CLASSICAL STUDIES IN AMERICA WAS ASSESSED BY A PLANNING CONFERENCE OF 49 SCHOLARS, REPRESENTING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND INSTITUTIONS FROM ALL SECTIONS OF THE UNITED STATES. IN FOUR PLENARY SESSIONS, FOUR WORKING PAPERS WERE PRESENTED. EACH PAPER DEALT WITH ONE OF THE CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES, WHICH WERE TO (1) REASSESS AND DEFINE THE IMMEDIATE AND LONG-RANGE GOALS FOR LATIN AND GREEK STUDY IN THE U.S. EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, (2) PREPARE GUIDELINES FOR CURRICULUM REVISION, NECESSARY TO DEVELOP MORE EFFECTIVE COURSES OF STUDY AND BRING ABOUT BETTER ARTICULATION BETWEEN PROGRAMS IN SCHOOL AND COLLEGE, (3) IDENTIFY TEACHING METHODS AND AIDS, AND DETERMINE THEIR PROPER USE AND FUNCTION INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM, AND (4) EVALUATE PROGRAMS FOR THE EDUCATION OF TEACHERS, AND BRING SUCH PROGRAMS IN LINE WITH MODERN METHODS AND AIMS. PARTICIPANTS WERE DIVIDED INTO FOUR DISCUSSION GROUPS. EACH GROUP CONSIDERED ONLY ONE OF THE FOUR OBJECTIVES AND, AT A FINAL PLENARY SESSION, PRESENTED ITS RECOMMENDATIONS. A 6-MAN STEERING COMMITTEE WAS APPOINTED TO ASSIST IN CARRYING OUT THE RECOMMENDATIONS, WHICH INCLUDED (1) INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES SHOULD BE EMPHASIZED IN TEACHING THE CLASSICS, (2) RESEARCH PROJECTS CONCERNING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED, (3) A COMMITTEE SHOULD BE APPOINTED TO EXPLORE AND EVALUATE VARIOUS METHODS AND MEDIA FOR THE STUDY AND TEACHING OF THE CLASSICS, (4) A PROFICIENCY EXAMINATION SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED FOR THE CERTIFICATION OF LATIN TEACHERS. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; VIRGINIA; Virginia (Warrenton)