And Merely Teach: Irreverent Essays on the Mythology of Education

Overview

Arthur E. Lean's irreverent and con­troversial essays represent the distillation of many ideas about education—ideas developed during most of a lifetime spent in and about schools. In the second edition of this popular work, to which he has added eight new essays, he presents his latest observations on current ele­ments and programs in education—such as the grading system, academic rank, the teaching process, assessment of edu­cational progress—concluding that many of them are not only unnecessary but actually ...
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Overview

Arthur E. Lean's irreverent and con­troversial essays represent the distillation of many ideas about education—ideas developed during most of a lifetime spent in and about schools. In the second edition of this popular work, to which he has added eight new essays, he presents his latest observations on current ele­ments and programs in education—such as the grading system, academic rank, the teaching process, assessment of edu­cational progress—concluding that many of them are not only unnecessary but actually harmful to the very process which they are supposed to serve.

Covering a broad spectrum of current issues in its criticism of American edu­cation at all levels, And Merely Teach is a book to be read by veteran educator, beginning teacher, and lay citizen alike. Though critical of the teaching profes­sion, Arthur Lean also offers constructive suggestions in the form of practical solu­tions that are urgently needed to save our ailing educational system.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809303090
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1968
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 4.88 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur E. Lean received his Ph.D. de­gree from the University of Michigan. He is Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he held the posts of Chairman of the Department of Educational Administra­tion and Foundations and Dean of the College of Education.
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