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Dr. Will Griffiths

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Cambridge School Classics Project

Cambridge School Classics Project

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CSCP is a research and development project established in 1966 with funding from the Nuffield Foundation and the Schools Council. Unlike many Classical organisations, we do not charge a membership fee and have no members in the traditional sense, although ... more

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Will Griffiths, Director of the Cambridge School Classics Project in the UK, told us that the CSCP had used after-school student-led Latin study groups to bring Latin back into hundreds of state schools there.


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Will Griffiths is Director of the University of Cambridge School Classics Project (CSCP), a not-for-profit research and development organisation the pedagogy of which, as evidenced in the Cambridge Latin Course (CLC), is followed by over 250,000 students at any one time. The CLC has to date sold approx. 4,000,000 copies world-wide and the CSCP website, www.CambridgeSCP.com, receives over 100,000 visitors each week.
Will's twenty years' experience in Classics education spans the school, community and university sectors, including eight years as Head of Department in a non-selective state secondary school , teaching undergraduates at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Classics and training educators in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and the US.
In 2000, Will joined the Cambridge Schools Classics Project as lead e-tutor of the Cambridge Online Latin Project (COLP). He became Director of COLP in 2001 and Director of CSCP in 2003, seeing a £5M government funded key stage 3 Latin initiative to completion in 2005.
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Griffiths, W. (2007). Increasing access to Latin in schools, in Lister, B. (Ed.) Meeting the Challenge: European Perspectives on Latin (Cambridge University Press), pp. 71-90.


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But Will Griffiths, director of the Cambridge School Classics Project, maintains the textbook has the right approach.

'Latin used to be taught by telling students a lot of endings. That worked for some kids, but across the board it's a highly inefficient way of teaching people to read Latin,' he said.
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While education secretary Michael Gove has talked publicly of the need to entice more pupils into taking Latin, Griffiths thinks the numbers could grow if the government dispensed with the spin.
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Griffiths said the numbers taking Latin would grow even more if the subject was made easier - something that politicians are unlikely to advocate in an era when the public mistakenly believes that young people effortlessly conjure A and A star grades out of thin air.
'If people had a bit more guts to come out and say that this subject is too hard for most kids, I don't see any reason at all why Latin GCSE should not be just as accessible as history, French and maths,' he said.
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Articles - Leadership and Management

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Will Griffiths, director of the Cambridge School Classics Project (CSCP), looks at a DfES initiative to address this and highlights the competitive advantage that offering Latin can give schools. read more


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Will Griffiths - Director of Cambridge School Classics Project at Faculty of Education of Cambridge University

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