A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned

A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned

by Jane Tompkins
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A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned

Here one of our leading literary scholars looks back on her own life in the classroom, and discovers how much of what she learned there needs to be unlearned. Jane Tompkins' memoir shows how her education shaped her in the mold of a high achiever who could read five languages but had little knowledge of herself. As she slowly awakens to the needs of her body, heart, and spirit, she discards the conventions of classroom teaching and learns what her students' lives are like. A painful and exhilarating story of spiritual awakening, Tompkins' book critiques our educational system while also paying tribute to it.

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ISBN-13: 9780201327991
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 06/23/2008
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 684,975
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)

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