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Cambridge School Classics Project
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...
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Will Griffiths, Director of ...
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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But Will Griffiths, director ...
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
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.
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
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Will Griffiths - Director of ...
Will Griffiths - Director of Cambridge School Classics Project at Faculty of Education of Cambridge University
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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