The University Magazine Volume 2

The University Magazine Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902-01-01 edition. Excerpt: ...making immense strides in America; and it will come as a surprise to many to hear that the subject in which the greatest advance of all is being made, in the Secondary Schools of America, is the subject of Classics. A committee of twelve experts from all parts of the Union, has been engaged for some years in collecting exact information as to the number studying the various subjects in the Secondary Schools of America... Taking the whole of America, the Committee report that the number learning Latin in the Secondary Schools of America has increased from 100,144 in 1890 to 314,856 in 1899-1900; those learning Greek, from 12,869 to 24,869. Now, the total number of scholars in all the Secondary Schools of the country in 1899-1900 was 630,048; so that exactly one-half of the total number of scholars are learning Latin. And that not as a mere smattering, but in solid continuous courses pursued for four years or for five years, and in a considerable number of schools, for six years... The great bulk of these scholars are not preparing for a University career; they are preparing for the ordinary life of an American citizen. In the last year for which there are returns--the year 1899-1900--the total number of Secondary scholars, as we have seen, was 630,048, out of whom 314,850 were learning Latin. But of that number only 61,517 were preparing for a college or a higher scientific school; no less than 223,349 scholars were learning Latin as an instrument of pure school culture without any intention of continuing the study at a University.. For the men of science in America no doubt hold, like many of our foremost scientific men in this country and in Germany, that they would rather begin to teach science to minds furnished with a sound general...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680553
  • 9781236680556