A Proper Understanding of K–12 Education:

Theory and Practice

"Why Grammar is Essential"

Overview

Since antiquity, grammar education has been viewed as foundational to the liberal arts. Consequently, grammar was taught from a young age and with great care. With the rise of Progressive education theory, grammar education largely disappeared from K-12 curricula. A return to explicit grammar instruction would restore grammar to its proper place and help to inculcate in students a love of the English language and the Western tradition.

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Daniel B. Coupland is Associate Professor of Education at Hillsdale College. After earning a B.A. from Liberty University in 1994, he taught high school until finishing his M.A. at Oakland University in 1999. From then until earning his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 2003 he was an instructor at the same institution. He was then an assistant professor at Saginaw Valley State University until coming to Hillsdale in 2006.