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Latin Is Not Dead: The Rise of Communicative Approaches to the Teaching of Latin in the United States

Steven Hunt

Steven Hunt is the Subject Lecturer of the PGCE in Classics at the University of Cambridge, UK. He taught Classics for over twenty years in state comprehensive schools and is author of Starting to Teach Latin (Bloomsbury, 2016). Steve contributes to CPD events at national and international levels, is Editor of the Journal of Classics Teaching, President of the Association of Latin Teaching, and lectures on Classics Education on the teacher training courses at Liverpool Hope University and Harris Academies Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Forward with Classics : Classical Languages in Schools and Communities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... in these approaches and assesses the potential implications for teaching practice more widely there and in other educational jurisdictions. In particular Steve Hunt wants to comment on how communicative approaches can be seen to be attempting...

Getting Classics Into Schools? Classics and the Social Justice Agenda of the UK Coalition Government, 2010–2015

Steven Hunt

Steven Hunt is the Subject Lecturer of the PGCE in Classics at the University of Cambridge, UK. He taught Classics for over twenty years in state comprehensive schools and is author of Starting to Teach Latin (Bloomsbury, 2016). Steve contributes to CPD events at national and international levels, is Editor of the Journal of Classics Teaching, President of the Association of Latin Teaching, and lectures on Classics Education on the teacher training courses at Liverpool Hope University and Harris Academies Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Forward with Classics : Classical Languages in Schools and Communities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... knowledge (Maguire and Hunt 2014) and gained success in promoting Classics hubs nationwide (Hodgson and Murray-Pollock 2016); while Classics in Communities, a partnership project...

Introduction

Arlene Holmes-Henderson

Arlene Holmes-Henderson is the postdoctoral researcher for the Classics in Communities project in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford. Arlene has a wealth of professional experience from the classroom, having taught Classics in both Scotland and England for more than a decade. She has conducted comparative educational research in the USA, Australia and New Zealand and now provides expert advice to a number of international governments and qualification organisations in the field of language education policy. In addition to researching Classics education, she provides teacher training in schools around the world Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steven Hunt

Steven Hunt is the Subject Lecturer of the PGCE in Classics at the University of Cambridge, UK. He taught Classics for over twenty years in state comprehensive schools and is author of Starting to Teach Latin (Bloomsbury, 2016). Steve contributes to CPD events at national and international levels, is Editor of the Journal of Classics Teaching, President of the Association of Latin Teaching, and lectures on Classics Education on the teacher training courses at Liverpool Hope University and Harris Academies Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Forward with Classics : Classical Languages in Schools and Communities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... presentations have been delivered and the chapters contained herein provide a flavour of the collaborations undertaken to date. Hunt provides an overview of the social justice agenda in UK politics over the last decade and describes its...

Conclusion: Achievements of the Classics in Communities Project

Arlene Holmes-Henderson

Arlene Holmes-Henderson is the postdoctoral researcher for the Classics in Communities project in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford. Arlene has a wealth of professional experience from the classroom, having taught Classics in both Scotland and England for more than a decade. She has conducted comparative educational research in the USA, Australia and New Zealand and now provides expert advice to a number of international governments and qualification organisations in the field of language education policy. In addition to researching Classics education, she provides teacher training in schools around the world Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steven Hunt

Steven Hunt is the Subject Lecturer of the PGCE in Classics at the University of Cambridge, UK. He taught Classics for over twenty years in state comprehensive schools and is author of Starting to Teach Latin (Bloomsbury, 2016). Steve contributes to CPD events at national and international levels, is Editor of the Journal of Classics Teaching, President of the Association of Latin Teaching, and lectures on Classics Education on the teacher training courses at Liverpool Hope University and Harris Academies Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Forward with Classics : Classical Languages in Schools and Communities

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... of training Classics teachers. Steven Hunt provided training for the two with a bespoke Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course. It was a challenge for both of the teachers who were starting from scratch in schools with no department or specialist...

Introducing Latin in A State-Maintained Secondary School in England: Lessons Learned

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... a ‘non-specialist’ of Latin so very different from a teacher being a ‘non-specialist’ of any other discipline? I don’t think so. Hunt (2016), too, thinks that the term ‘non-specialist’ is wrong and a ‘misnomer’. Hunt points out that although many...

The Appeal of Non-Linguistic Classical Studies Among Sixth-Form Students

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This chapter aims to explore some of the reasons for students (aged 17–19) choosing to study AS or A level Classical Civilisation in a post-compulsory setting. It begins with a brief introduction on the context of A levels, the popularity...

Reintroducing Classics in A Brazilian Public School: Project Minimus in São Paulo

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...This chapter describes the background, creation, implementation, shortcomings and achievements of an experimental project called Projeto Minimus, developed at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, which has successfully introduced Greek...

Widening Access to Classics in the UK: How the Impact, Public Engagement, Outreach and Knowledge Exchange Agenda Have Helped

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... disliked by most teachers and students (Hunt 2016). The WJEC Latin Certificates, which had been successful in increasing the number of students with access to Latin by 25 per cent in only a few years of availability, would lose...

Latin in Norfolk: Joining Up the Dots

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... in one or more areas of human performance. UK government education policy directives between 2002 and 2010 required specialist provision to be made for students so identified in every school (Hunt 2016, pp. 26–27). Latin had very largely died...

Classics in Our Ancestors’ Communities

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... the number of children and teenagers given access to the Latin and Greek languages in our state-funded schools and sixth-form colleges has long been in decline (Hunt 2016). Meanwhile, qualifications in Classical Civilisation and Ancient History,...