""Useless Latin Grammar." Engineers' President on Education. "The Dead Hand of Medieval Schoolmen."
tradition, education, "teaching Latin", "medieval schoolmen", "boys' education", masculinity, "gender roles", "technical college"
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."
Unknown (The Sydney Morning Herald)
The Sydney Morning Herald
12 March 1909
National Library of Australia