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Why teach? : in defense of a real education

Author: Mark Edmundson
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
Summary:
A renowned professor of English at the University of Virginia, Edmundson has felt firsthand the pressure on colleges to churn out a productive, high-caliber workforce for the future. Yet in these essays, many of which have run in places such as Harper's and the New York Times, he reminds us that there is more to education than greater productivity. With prose exacting yet expansive, tough-minded yet optimistic,
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Edmundson, Mark, 1952-
Why teach?
New York : Bloomsbury, 2013
(DLC) 2013000853
(OCoLC)827852440
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Edmundson
ISBN: 9781620401088 1620401088
OCLC Number: 856530040
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Liberal arts & lite entertainment --
Dwelling in possibilities --
Who are you and what are you doing here? A word to the incoming class --
Do sports build character? --
Glorious failure : 2005 convocation address, University of Virginia --
The globalists --
The corporate city and the scholarly enclave --
The English major --
My first intellectual --
The Pink Floyd night school --
A word to the new humanities professor --
Against readings --
Narcissus regards his book / The common reader now --
The uncoolness of good teachers --
Teaching the truths --
Under the sign of Satan : Blake in the corporate university.
Responsibility: Mark Edmundson.

Abstract:

A renowned professor of English at the University of Virginia, Edmundson has felt firsthand the pressure on colleges to churn out a productive, high-caliber workforce for the future. Yet in these essays, many of which have run in places such as Harper's and the New York Times, he reminds us that there is more to education than greater productivity. With prose exacting yet expansive, tough-minded yet optimistic, Edmundson argues forcefully that the liberal arts are more important today than ever, and a necessary remedy for our troubled times. Why Teach? is brimming with the wisdom and inspiration that make learning possible.

The shift. Liberal arts & lite entertainment.

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