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ERIC Number: ED018171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 2
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LATIN MATERIALS FOR THE INNER-CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL.
MASCIANTONIO, RUDOLPH
IN KEEPING WITH AMERICA'S CURRENT CONCERN FOR ITS BIG CITIES, THE CLASSICISTS, STIMULATED BY THE INAPPROPRIATENESS OF THE LATIN TEXTS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AND THE CONSEQUENT DECLINE IN LATIN ENROLLMENT IN URBAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ARE REALIZING THE NEED TO DEVELOP A COMPLETE SERIES OF TEXTBOOKS AND MATERIALS DESIGNED FOR INNER-CITY PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN. TO WHET THE DISADVANTAGED CHILD'S APPETITE FOR STUDY, THE SERIES MUST REALISTICALLY BE AIMED AT THE AVERAGE OR BELOW-AVERAGE STUDENT WHO REQUIRES A MUCH MORE GRADUAL APPROACH TO LEARNING. SUCH A SERIES, TO BE EFFECTIVE, SHOULD MAKE PROVISION FOR ORAL WORK AND ABUNDANT MULTISENSORY AIDS. TO COMBAT THE PROBLEMS OF CULTURAL DEPRIVATION AND ENGLISH VERBAL POVERTY, THE MATERIALS SHOULD EMPHASIZE VIVIDLY PRESENTED CULTURAL MATERIALS IN ENGLISH AND WORD AND DERIVATION STUDIES. READINGS DRAWN FROM THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF LATIN LITERATURE SHOULD BE GEARED TO THE URBAN STUDENT'S INTERESTS AND MIGHT POSSIBLY STRESS THE AFRICAN ASPECTS OF CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE CLASSICAL OUTLOOK," VOLUME 45, NUMBER 6, FEBRUARY 1968, PAGES 61-62. (AB)
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Authoring Institution: American Classical League, Oxford, OH.
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