ERIC Number: ED030352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Latin and/or the Classics--Which Will Have the Emphasis?: A Symposium.
Rexine, John E.; And Others
Canisius College Language Methods Newsletter, v6 n2 p1-10 Spring 1969
Classical language studies must not be deleted from modern high school and college curriculums despite the current concern over decreasing enrollments. In an attempt to find a solution to the unfavorable enrollment trend, Dr. John Rexine counselled the integration of classical studies into a more socially-oriented curriculum stressing satisfaction of new student concerns for individual development and subject matter relevance. In describing the ability of classical studies to absorb new trends and styles in education, Dr. George Kustas suggested increasing the awareness of classical cultures without exposing students to classical languages. Rev. John Ryan advocated Latin in translation both for those who will and will not pursue a long study sequence in order to extend literary experiences. And Dr. Frank Stockin suggested bringing Latin out of curricular isolation. (AF)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Classical Literature, College Curriculum, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Problems, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Greek, Instructional Innovation, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Learning Levels, Latin, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Interests, Student Needs
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canisius Coll., Buffalo, NY.
Note: Four opinions given at a meeting of the Classical Association of Western New York, Mount St. Joseph's Academy, Buffalo, New York, September 28, 1968