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Teacher in America

Teacher in America

by Jacques BarzunJacques Barzun


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With his customary wit and grace, Dr. Barzun contrasts the ritual of education with the lost art of teaching. Twenty-one chapters deal with three major issues: the practice of teaching, the subject matter to be taught, and the institutional and cultural aspects of teaching.

Jacques Barzun is a renowned scholar, teacher, and author who lectures widely since his retirement in 1993.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780913966792
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc.
Publication date: 04/01/1981
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 502
Sales rank: 892,082
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.05(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jacques Barzun is Literary Advisor to the Charles Scribner's Sons company.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Liberty Press Edition (1980) iX
Preface to the Anchor Edition (1953) xxiii l. Profession: Teacher 3
2. Pupils into Students 17
3. Two Minds, One Thought 41
4. How to Write and Be Read 65
5. How to Read and Be Right 85
6. Let C Equal 113
7. The Ivory Lab 123
8. Clio: A Muse 145
9. What Once Were Frills 161
10. Tongues and Areas 185
11. The Classics off the Shelf 207
12. Columbia College, Columbia University 231
13. Deans Within Deans 249
14. The Ph.D. Octopus 275
15. Your IQ or Your Life 295
16. The Human Boy 311
17. The Subjection of Women 339
18. Adults, Workers, and Marriageable Girls 357
19. Our Nation of Highbrows 379
20. The Little Money 399
21. To a Young Man Who— 421 Bibliographical Note 451
Index 455
Biographical Note 465

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