A Passion for Learning: The Education of Seven Eminent Americans / Edition 1

A Passion for Learning: The Education of Seven Eminent Americans / Edition 1

by Philip Cusick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807745669

ISBN-13: 9780807745663

Pub. Date: 04/03/2005

Publisher: Teachers College Press

In his engaging new book, Philip Cusick puts the personal back into education by examining the educational experiences of seven eminent Americans-Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Jane Addams, W.E.B. Du Bois, Eleanor Roosevelt, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Dorothy Day. Devoting a chapter to each, Cusick describes what they learned, how they learned, what they called…  See more details below

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In his engaging new book, Philip Cusick puts the personal back into education by examining the educational experiences of seven eminent Americans-Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Jane Addams, W.E.B. Du Bois, Eleanor Roosevelt, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Dorothy Day. Devoting a chapter to each, Cusick describes what they learned, how they learned, what they called their education, and how they used education to establish their place in the world.

More than providing just a series of personal histories, Cusick argues that the discourse about education has turned into a discourse about educational institutions. But his descriptions show that one can talk about education without talking about schools, talk about learning without talking about the state curriculum, talk about achievement without talking about test scores, and talk about accountability without talking about teacher preparation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807745663
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
04/03/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Benjamin Franklin, 1706-17895
Ch. 3Abraham Lincoln, 1809-186526
Ch. 4Jane Addams, 1860-193547
Ch. 5W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868-196369
Ch. 6Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-196291
Ch. 7J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1904-1967113
Ch. 8Dorothy Day, 1897-1980134
Ch. 9Conclusion : lives of learning155

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