Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Progymnasmata; classical composition; contemporary classroom
The classical, Christian education movement seeks to model a classical, traditional approach to education, a model which stands in contrast to the more progressive approaches in the contemporary landscape. The revivalist ideology which characterizes the movement has led to an idealization of the past and faulty application of classical pedagogies. Examining one institution as a case study, this project considers how such ideology may be leading institutions within the movement to offer incomplete curriculum for composition studies. The aim of this thesis is to address the specific issues in composition curriculum and pedagogy at this local institution and to provide an alternative that might fill the gaps. More broadly, this thesis situates those specific issues in the larger context of American education.
Schaper, Chelsea Murray, "Progymnasmata and practicality: classical composition in the contemporary classroom." (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3893.
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