ERIC Number: ED042394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-27
Reference Count: 0
What Classics Have to Offer in the Seventies.
MacLean, Hugh A.
The waning interest in classical studies, particularly affecting Latin language study, in Canada is pointed out and probed for the underlying reasons. The main weaknesses contributing to the declining enrollment figures are seen to be an outdated teaching methodology, an overemphasis on grammar, and failure to interest students in the ideas and ideals of the classics prior to language study. The author suggests a strategy to integrate the study of the closed social system of classical antiquity with more current sociological studies, thereby making Latin relevant to the student. (RL)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Enrollment Trends, Language Instruction, Latin, Latin Literature, Relevance (Education), Student Motivation, Student Needs, Teaching Methods
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Note: Speech presented at the Classical Institute, State University College at Buffalo, New York, June 27, 1970