Begin Here: The Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and Learning
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.
"It is difficult to imagine a more pungent, perceptive or eloquent commentary on contemporary American education than this collection of 15 pieces by Jacques Barzun."-- Jonathan Yardley, "Washington Post Book World"
"Mr. Barzun's style is elegant, distinctive, philosophically consistent and much better-humored than that of many contemporary invective-hurlers."--David Alexander, "New York Times Book Review" Jacques Barzun is University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University and the author of many books including the classic "Teacher in America" and "The American University."
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Review: Begin Here: The Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and LearningUser Review - Scott Harris - Goodreads
Especially if you teach high school, forget all the nonsense they taught you in educational school and read this instead. Read full review
Review: Begin Here: The Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and LearningUser Review - Steve - Goodreads
This is a selection of 15 of Barzun's pieces on education. barzun crashes through the sepulchre of modern educational pieties, over turning the tables and driving out the money-changers as he goes ... Read full review