Letters to a young academic: seeking teachable moments

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Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006 - Education - 163 pages
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"Young academics are serious scholars and voracious readers constantly in search of practical and inspiring guidance concerning their vocation. Their tenure-driven neuroses, combined with an inherent competitive streak and an understanding of the importance of public service, engender their quest for information about life in the academy." "In Letters to a Young Academic: Seeking Teachable Moments, Guy R. McPherson feeds a sophisticated audience hungry for practical, inspirational, and witty advice. He begins by answering the question "Why choose academia?," then examines the fundamental nature of the "life of mind" before addressing questions that deal with the "how" and "what" of teaching. Finally, McPherson turns to issues of career advancement and professional service. Each topic is described in a series of personal letters that will evoke laughter, reflection, and contemplation for young scholars."--BOOK JACKET.

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