My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student

My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student

by Rebekah Nathan

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My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan

After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. Their strange behavior—eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments, remaining silent through class discussions—made her feel as if she were dealing with a completely foreign culture. So Nathan decided to do what anthropologists do when confused by a different culture: Go live with them. She enrolled as a freshman, moved into the dorm, ate in the dining hall, and took a full load of courses. And she came to understand that being a student is a pretty difficult job, too. Her discoveries about contemporary undergraduate culture are surprising and her observations are invaluable, making My Freshman Year essential reading for students, parents, faculty, and anyone interested in educational policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101042502
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/25/2006
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 686,305
File size: 362 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rebekah Nathan is a pseudonym for Cathy Small. She is a professor of anthropology at Northern Arizona University and the author of Voyages: From Tongan Villages to American Suburbs.

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