And merely teach: irreverent essays on the mythology of education
Arthur E. Lean’s irreverent and controversial essays represent the distillation of many ideas about education—ideas developed during most of a lifetime spent in and about schools. In the second edition of this popular work, to which he has added eight new essays, he presents his latest observations on current elements and programs in education—such as the grading system, academic rank, the teaching process, assessment of educational progress—concluding that many of them are not only unnecessary but actually harmful to the very process which they are supposed to serve.
Covering a broad spectrum of current issues in its criticism of American education at all levels, And Merely Teach is a book to be read by veteran educator, beginning teacher, and lay citizen alike. Though critical of the teaching profession, Arthur Lean also offers constructive suggestions in the form of practical solutions that are urgently needed to save our ailing educational system.
What people are saying - Write a review
Education as Commodity i
Education as Cognition
The Mere Task of Teaching
21 other sections not shown