""Useless Latin Grammar." Engineers' President on Education. "The Dead Hand of Medieval Schoolmen."

Dublin Core

Title

""Useless Latin Grammar." Engineers' President on Education. "The Dead Hand of Medieval Schoolmen."

Subject

tradition, education, "teaching Latin", "medieval schoolmen", "boys' education", masculinity, "gender roles", "technical college"

Description

The author of this article taken from The Sydney Morning Herald, (Friday, 12 March 1909, p. 7) examines the situation of boys' education in Australia. It describes the perspectives of the Engineers' President of Education as they were put forward at an Engineering Association meeting. The President argued that the "dead hand of the medieval schoolman" was degrading the status of the education system. He believed that boys should be educated in 'practical' disciplines like "mechanics and physics."

Creator

Unknown (The Sydney Morning Herald)

Source

The Sydney Morning Herald

Date

12 March 1909

Rights

National Library of Australia

Citation

“""Useless Latin Grammar." Engineers' President on Education. "The Dead Hand of Medieval Schoolmen.",” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed July 18, 2018, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/59.