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ERIC Number: ED015201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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THE VALUE OF THE CLASSICS AS AN ELECTIVE IN COLLEGE COURSES FOR THE ENGLISH MAJOR WHO INTENDS TO TEACH IN HIGH SCHOOL. INTERIM REPORT.
WOLFF, JOSEPH
TO ESTABLISH WHETHER OR NOT COURSES IN THE CLASSICS AID SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE PREPARATION OF HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHERS, THE GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION ADVANCED TEST ON LITERATURE (GRE) SCORES OF 11 SENIORS WHO HAD TAKEN AT LEAST ONE OF TWO CLASSICS COURSES, AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, ON THE THEATRE AND THE EPIC WERE COMPARED WITH THE SCORES OF STUDENTS WHO HAD COMPARABLE CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGES. RESULTS INDICATED THAT STUDENTS WHO HAD TAKEN CLASSICS COURSES DID NOT PERFORM EXCEPTIONALLY WELL ON THE GRE, NOR DID THEY GET HIGHER SCORES THAN OTHER STUDENTS WITH COMPARABLE AVERAGES WHO HAD NOT TAKEN A COURSE IN THE CLASSICS. RESPONSES TO A QUESTIONNAIRE SENT TO ALUMNI WHO TEACH ENGLISH IN HIGH SCHOOLS, HOWEVER, WERE UNIFORMLY FAVORABLE TOWARD THE MERITS OF CLASSICS COURSES THEY HAD TAKEN IN PREPARATION FOR TEACHING. THEY REPORTED THAT CLASSICS COURSES HAD SERVED TO INFORM THEM ABOUT ROMAN AND GREEK ANTIQUITY, AND THEIR TEACHING HAD BEEN STRENGTHENED BY A KNOWLEDGE OF CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY AND BY AN APPRECIATION OF THEIR LITERARY HERITAGE. (AUTHOR/DL)
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Authoring Institution: Loyola Univ., Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois State Wide Curriculum Study Center; Loyola University of Chicago IL