Use the Internet to read the following:
O'Hara, R. J. (n.d.). The Yale Report of 1828, Part I. The Collegiate Way. Retrieved from http://www.collegiateway.org/reading/yalereport-1828/
Dr. O'Hara's introduction to his transcription of the Yale Report may be of interest as well.
O'Hara, R. J. (n.d.). The Yale Report of 1828, Part II. The Collegiate Way. Retrieved from http://collegiateway.org/reading/yale-report-1828/curriculum
Question is below answer within 300-600 words:
Debates have ensued over the past two centuries between advocates of vocational curriculum and those who support studying the classics. In particular, the Yale Report of 1828 "functioned as both a public target for critics of American colleges, and as a sword and shield for college defenders" (O’Hara, n.d., Introduction). Consider the tenets of the Yale Report (linked above) and complete the following:
Identify the aspects of the Yale Report (parts I and II) that you see as closely related to current practices in philosophy, teaching, and curriculum design.
Which aspects seem unrelated?
Make the case for the Yale Report's premises for future curricula regardless of your personal opinion.