What happened to the Classical Curriculum?

As the sciences became more systematized, many prominent men began to insist upon their inclusion in the curriculum, and, in reply to the disciplinary argument of the conservative classicists, they urged that emphasis in education should be upon subject matter.

Frank Graves, A History of Education in Modern Times, 1914

Reading old books on the history of education reveals a thick black line across the late 19th century that divides the old classical curriculum from the modern progressive curriculum so harshly that there seems to be no possibility of discussion, much less rapprochement. But I’m going to look for one anyway. I believe that all knowledge is ordered by Christ the logos, so I’m going to explore how that can be. I’m very interested in your input, so please let me know what you think as this inquiry develops.

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