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Strengths/Weaknesses of the Classical Approach

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What are the strengths and weaknesses of the classical approach?

Strengths/Weaknesses of the Classical Approach

Strengths of the Classical Approach:

• Is tailored to stages of mental development
• Teaches thinking skills & verbal/written expression
• Creates self-learners
• Has produced great minds throughout history

Weaknesses of the Classical Approach:

• Very little prepared curriculum available
• Requires a scholarly teacher and student
• May overemphasize ancient disciplines and classics

Reprinted from the 2000 Elijah Company catalog. For a free copy of this catalog, contact:
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