Forward with Classics! is a new book (2018), edited by Steven Hunt, Mai Musie and Arlene Homes-Henderson.
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Despite their removal from England’s National Curriculum in 1988, and claims of elitism, Latin and Greek are increasingly re-entering the ‘mainstream’ educational arena. Since 2012, there have been more students in state-maintained schools in England studying Classical subjects than in independent schools, and the number of schools offering Classics continues to rise in the state-maintained sector. The teaching and learning of Latin and Greek is not, however, confined to the classroom: community-based learning for adults and children is facilitated in newly-established regional classics hubs in evenings and at weekends, in universities as part of outreach, and even in parks and in prisons.
Foreword: Mary Beard.
Part 1: Education Policy and the Effect on the Provision of Classics in Schools
- Getting Classics into Schools? Classics and the Social Justice Agenda of the UK Coalition Government, 2010-2015. Steven Hunt.
- Widening Access to Classics in the UK: How the Impact, Public Engagement, Outreach and Knowledge Exchange Agenda have Helped. Emma Searle, Lucy Jackson and Michael Scott.
- Classics in Australia: on Surer Ground? Emily Matters.
- Reintroducing Classics in a Brazilian Public School: Project Minimus in Sao Paolo. Paula da Cunha Correa.
- Changing Priorities in Classics Education in Mainland Europe. John Bulwer.
- Latin is not Dead. The Rise of Communicative Approaches to the Teaching of Latin in the US. Steven Hunt.
Part 2: Carpe diem. Finding and Taking Opportunities to Deliver Classics for All.
7. Delivering Latin in Primary Schools. Barbara Bell and Zanna Wing-Davey.
8. Latin in Norfolk: Joining up the Dots. Jane Maguire.
9. Introducing Latin in a State-Maintained Secondary School in England. Lessons Learned. Rowlie Darby.
10. Creation and Impact of Regional Centres of Excellence for Classics: The Iris Classics Centre at Cheney and the East End Classics centre. Lorna Robinson, Peter Olive and Xavier Murray-Pollock.
11. Developing a Classics Department from Scratch. Two Case Studies. Olivia Sanchez and Nicola Neto.
12. Academia Latina: Working in South African Schools and Prisons. Corrie Schumann and Lana Theron.
13. Taking Classics into Communities. Patrick Ryan, Francesca Richards and Evelien Bracke.
14. The Appeal of Non-Linguistic Classical Studies Among Sixth Form Students. Aisha Khan-Evans.
Part 3: Classics in the Future.
15. Classics Online at the Open University: Teaching and Learning with Interactive Resources. James Robson and Emma-Jayne Graham.
16. Classics and Twenty-First Century Skills. Arlene Homes-Henderson and Kathryn Tempest.
17. Classics in Our Ancestors’ Communities. Edith Hall.
Conclusion: Steven Hunt, Mai Musie and Arlene Holmes-Henderson.