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Exemplary Model

The Program is an exemplary model of professional education, involving the call for renewed and thoughtful consideration of Greece in the curriculum. The acquisition of knowledge, in itself, has integrity. Many programs for teachers deal with methods of teaching; few deal with substantive knowledge and how to translate this knowledge into classroom practice.

Collaborative Effort

The Program is a close collaboration between an outstanding school system/s and a distinguished university. Overwhelming evidence indicates that such collaborations can dramatically affect the quality of public school education. Also, far too few programs deal with humanities education; support for math, science, and technology far outweigh support for the humanities.

Participatory Approach

The Program, in addition to being rooted in scholarship and academic rigor, calls for the participation of teachers across the curriculum in every subject and on every grade level, thus uniting teachers in a common mission and helping them to understand the interconnectedness of knowledge about ancient Greece.

Renewal and Inspiration

The Program is a source of renewal and inspiration; it gives teachers an opportunity to pause, to reflect, and then to take up once again the enormous challenges of their profession. Teachers are prompted to think about the question posed by Professor Gregory Nagy in his presentation: What do I want to address as a teacher? What will have value to these students?

Cross-disciplinary Approach

The Program addresses State Curriculum Frameworks in all subjects. For example, required topics in world history for students include:

    1. Greek civilization: literature, philosophy, arts, and science;
    2. Athenian democracy: principles, practices, and legacy; and
    3. Alexander the Great and the spread of Hellenism.
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