Thirteen Essays on Education

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byEdward Lyttleton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891. Excerpt: ... THE TEACHING OF GREEK BY M. J. RENDALL, M.A. January 1890 THE TEACHING OF GREEK It may be well, at the outset, to define the compass of a rather unmanageable subject, and to avoid divergence, as far as may be, from a strictly practical issue. It is not my intention to write a history of the position which Greek, much less classical studies in general, have held in English education since the Middle Ages--an English counterpart of Professor Paulsen's magnum opus on that subject has still to be written. Nor do I intend to plunge into the battle, raging more fiercely in Germany, perhaps, than in our country, between Humanists and Utilitarians, the Gymnasium and the Realschule. The type of school with which we have to deal has assumed Latin and Greek as the staple of its more advanced, if not of its preliminary educational programme. Our ideal, for good or evil, is classical, or, as the Germans call it, philological, not in the modern and narrow but in the Platonic acceptation of that term; and any attempt to upset that ideal, for the majority of our old public schools, must be regarded-as, for the present at least, chimerical, and outside the range of practical politics. Nor, again, do I intend to discuss at large a subordinate question--the position which "composition" should hold in Greek study. To put the matter positively, my unambitious object is to feel the pulse of the British public, and especially of the educational public, on the allimportant question of the age at which the study of Greek should begin, modifying and correcting such conclusions as I draw by the experience of Germany and other continental states. I shall be more than content if I can do anything to advance that movement of opinion which is tending steadily to the conclusion that our...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891. Excerpt: ... THE TEACHING OF GREEK BY M. J. RENDALL, M.A. January 1890 THE TEACHING OF GREEK It may be well, at the outset, to define the c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217306039

ISBN - 13:9780217306034

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