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Welcome to the 2016 American Classical League Institute
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Monday, June 27 • 6:45pm - 7:45pm
8B2 Classical Roots of Modern Education

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A constant question or topic of discussion for all of us in education is “What is the value of what we do?” We are constantly bombarded with claims about STEM, STEAM, COMMON CORE, and the like.
If we look at writings of Cicero, Quintillian, and others, there are standards set for what constitutes a good education. There are ideals set forth for both teachers and students to achieve the label of “well educated”. These standards are still found in many concepts today, if one digs deeply enough through the labels and jargon. Maybe it is time to pause and re-examine principals set forth 2 millenia ago which can still have a value.


Donald Connor

Vice President, American Classical League

Executive Committee
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Nick Young

Lead Latin Instructor, University of Detroit Jesuit H.S. & Academy ; University of Detroit Mercy
Nick Young has 45 years experience in the class room, the last 25 at University of Detroit Jesuit High School in Detroit, Michigan. He is also an instructor at the University of Detroit Mercy and had the responsibility of reinstating its Latin program. He has a BA and an MA in Latin and Classics from Wayne State University, as well as course work at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, summer studies in Latin with Fr. Reginaldus... Read More →

Monday June 27, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
San Jacinto Center Room 206

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