ERIC Number: ED057064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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Humanities for the Young School Leaver: An Approach through Classics.
Schools Council, London (England).
This paper suggests appropriate material for a general humanities course founded on the classics and discusses the proper way of presenting it. The document also gives examples of such a course, which have been used successfully over a number of years. The ultimate purpose, of those who teach the humanities is brought out, i.e., to shape minds and satisfy souls. This teaching must be done before a child has reached the age of 15, at which time the level of formal thinking develops into a stable system if it develops at all according to Piaget. This document discusses the aims and scope of possible new courses and suggests starting points, teaching methods, and a syllabus in Classical Studies. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Children, Classical Literature, Cognitive Processes, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Dropout Programs, Educational Objectives, Humanities Instruction, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).