Education and Anarchy

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University Press of America, Jan 1, 2001 - Education - 189 pages
Education and Anarchy sets in motion a way of thinking about, questioning, and responding to what we can do in the face of chaos, which, whether we acknowledge it or not, animates and drives our relation to learning and teaching. Each chapter addresses different aspects of how we can learn to live creatively with this potential for losing control over what we would master, by providing practical examples and lesson plans involving both traditional literary approaches and also more experimental non-verbal modes of expression across the curriculum and disciplines. Education and Anarchy concludes by reaffirming that each student can provide you, the teacher, with ample opportunities to remember, and to learn from, how you learn best. In the end education is about letting students learn. Despite pressures from above, teachers - of whatever rank and working in no matter what discipline or field of study - are the ultimate guardians of this truth.

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Bill Engel has taught and lectured at various schools in the United States and abroad, most recently at the University of the South in Sewanee. An educational consultant and independent scholar, he continues to teach literature and intellectual history. Links to his current projects can be found at

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