Sunday, January 3, 2016

James Romm On Teaching Greek

There was an opinion column over at the New York Times day before yesterday. The title is "Beginning Greek, Again and Again." It was written by James Romm (James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Classics and Director of the Classical Studies Program) at Bard College in New York. Lots and lots to think about with this post. I'd encourage you to check it out, as well as the comments (278 total).

Here's just a snippet from Romm:
"Am I Professor de Breeze? The span of my teaching career is rapidly approaching his. Of the scores of students to whom I have taught Beginning Greek, only a small minority learned to read it with real comprehension, and of those, only a handful still do. What did I contribute to the others, except the most laborious eight credits they ever earned?"
Got your attention? Read the column here.

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