Thursday, October 25, 2007

Article on classical vs. modern education, and others

The summer edition of The Classical Teacher, of which I am managing editor, is now online at Memoria Press's website. The following articles are included:

The Religious Roots of “Child‑Centered” Education by E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Modern “progressive” education is based on discredited 19th century romanticism, not good pedagogy.

What Ever Happened to Knowledge? by Cheryl Lowe
It is ironic that when man began the modern adventure of constructing a world without God, he thought he could know everything. He has ended up deciding he can know nothing.

Is Fiction False? by Martin Cothran
G.K. Chesterton once said that superstitions are most prevalent in rationalistic ages like our own.

In Defense of Latin by R.W. Livingstone
The language of the Romans reflected their character.

Progressive vs. Classical Education by Martin Cothran
The rise and fall of the Progressive Education Movement is a cautionary tale that explains why education reform in the United States has never worked.

Keep 'em Guessing by Martin Cothran
These simple and few rules will help make sure your Latin students pay closer attention in class.

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