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Themes for English B : a professor's education in and out of class

Author: J D Scrimgeour
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scrimgeour ponders the nature of meaningful learning, both in and beyond the classroom. He contrasts his Ivy League education to the experiences of his students at a small public college in a faded, gritty New England city. What little he knows of the burdens his students bring to class-family crises, dead-end jobs, overdue bills-leaves him humbled. Fighting disenchantment with the ideals of higher education,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J D Scrimgeour
ISBN: 0820328472 9780820328478
OCLC Number: 64453297
Notes: A collection of the author's essays.
"Winner of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Award for Creative Nonfiction."
Description: x, 144 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Breathing --
A good school --
The swans of Charter street --
Me and Langston --
What one knows : an appreciation --
Not like me (an exercise) --
Why are we even here for? --
Tilted --
Living the outfield --
Spin moves.
Responsibility: J.D. Scrimgeour.
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