Modernising the Classics

A Study in Curriculum Development

Martin Forrest

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ISBN: 9780859894869

Publication: March 1, 1996

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The Cambridge School Classics Project is widely recognised as one of the most successful of the British curriculum development projects of the 1960s and 1970s. Until now its full story has never been written. Its impact on the way Latin is taught in schools has been remarkable and its development of courses in Greek and Roman civilisation have also made an important contribution to the humanities curriculum of schools. The main focus of this historical study is on the origins and operations of the Project during its full-time existence 1966 to 1970, although attention is also paid to later developments.

Martin Forrest is Principal Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, University of the West of England, Bristol. He is also the Deputy Director of the Cambridge School Classics Project.

• Classics teaching unreformed • Crisis and response • The origins of the Cambridge School Classics Project • The project's first year - an agenda for change • "Quid novi"? - a prototype Latin course • A classical studies foundation course • The Cambridge School Classics Project in a period of educational change; publication, dissemination and consolidation 1970-1974 • The "Cambridge Latin Course" under review: classical studies and developments in Bristol • The realities of curriculum change • Classics in the 1980s • The Education Reform Act 1988 • The achievement of the Cambridge School Classics Project • Appendix 1 - schedule of project publications • Appendix 2 - key events relevant to the origins and early history of the Cambridge School Classics Project • Appendix 3 -"dramatis personae"

Thorough research and extensive reference to archival sources have resulted in a clear and interesting account of how the teaching of Latin has changed and why.
  JACT Review

Format: Hardback

Size: 229 x 148 mm

200 Pages

ISBN: 9780859894869

Publication: March 1, 1996

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