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Begin here : the forgotten conditions of teaching and learning

Author: Jacques Barzun; Morris Philipson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1991.
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From the Publisher: In this powerful, eloquent, and timely book, Jacques Barzun offers guidance for resolving the crisis in America's schools and colleges. Drawing on a lifetime of distinguished teaching, he issues a clear call to action for improving what goes on in America's classrooms. The result is an extraordinarily fresh, sensible, and practical program for better schools.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Barzun; Morris Philipson
ISBN: 0226038467 9780226038469
OCLC Number: 22859113
Description: xii, 222 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Editor's preface --
First Things: --
1: Schooling no mystery : teacher in 1980 America: what he found --
2: Alphabet equals the wheel: the centrality of reading --
3: Middlemarch is--?: reason to de-test the schools --
4: Textbook into scrapbook: television and the child-but not what you think --
5: Ideas versus notions: where the educational nonsense comes from --
Curriculum: --
Subjects dead or alive: history is past and present life --
7: Math and science are liberal arts: the urge to be pre-posterous --
8: Art of making teachers: occupational disease: verbal inflation --
9: Word: written, printed, spoken: give her a book? she has a book --
10: Western civ or Western sieve?: of what use the classics today? --
Advanced Work: --
11: Why go to college?: the university as the beloved republic --
12: Scholarship at gunpoint: "doing research"-should the sport be regulated? --
13: Campus martius-field of the god of war : back to the middle ages --
14: Lost leader: an American commencement --
15: 57 elites: the educated mind --
Index of subjects.
Responsibility: Jacques Barzun ; editor, Morris Philipson.
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From the Publisher: In this powerful, eloquent, and timely book, Jacques Barzun offers guidance for resolving the crisis in America's schools and colleges. Drawing on a lifetime of distinguished teaching, he issues a clear call to action for improving what goes on in America's classrooms. The result is an extraordinarily fresh, sensible, and practical program for better schools.

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