And Merely Teach, Second Edition: Irreverent Essays on the Mythology of Education

And Merely Teach, Second Edition: Irreverent Essays on the Mythology of Education

by Arthur E. Lean
     
 

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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&

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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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“In these ‘irreverent essays,’ a professor speaks out loud and clear about our ineptness as teachers and our deplorable attitude toward teaching. He satirizes and denounces the current low status of teaching on campuses.”—Improving College and University Teaching

“As readable as a good detective story. Laymen as well as professionals would find it both interesting and pro­vocative. It casts much light upon what college students are now complaining about.”—Religious Humanism

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809307456
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1976
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.50(d)

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