History of Teaching Writing Timeline Pre-1900

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History of Teaching Writing Timeline Pre-1900

  1. 1. The History of Composition Instruction<br />Pre – 1900 : Context for a New Century<br />ECI 520 – Spring 2010Scott, Kevin, Amanda<br />
  2. 2. 19th Century: A Time of Change<br />Focus on “classical” literature<br />Curriculum consisted of public speech and rhetoric<br />Few professional schools<br />
  3. 3. 1862<br />Merrill Federal Land Grant<br />Helped states set up vocation schools<br />Agricultural and technical <br />Economy was “laissez faire,” but headed towards Capitalism<br />
  4. 4. 1890 – 1900<br />Proliferation of public schools<br />Jump from ~2,500 to ~ 6,000<br />
  5. 5. 1900<br />Turn to study of English texts instead of “classics”<br />
  6. 6. 1873<br />Harvard is first college to use admissions essay<br />Use literature to teach composition<br />
  7. 7. Yale Opposes Harvard Ideas<br />Literature should be studied for its own intrinsic value<br />
  8. 8. End of 19th Century<br />High school level focuses on writing instruction through literature (Harvard method)<br />

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