20 Ocak 2016 Çarşamba

Bir Zamanlar ABD: 1870 - 1873

Charles Weingartner,
Mutterings: Basic Backwardness
The English Journal, Vol. 65, No. 8 (Nov., 1976), pp. 12-14

"In 1870, the Dean of the Harvard medical school
declared that "written examinations could not be
given because most of the students could not write
well enough." Harvard did not have an open
admissions policy in 1870, please note. And, in 1873,
Francis Wayland Parker presented the following
report to the Quincy, Massachusetts, school board:
The pupils could parse and construe sentences and
point out the various parts of speech with great facility,
repeating the rules of grammar applicable in each
case, yet were utterly unable to put this theoretical
knowledge to any practical use, as they showed when
called upon to write an ordinary English letter."

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