By Jacqueline Grennon Brooks

Too many scholars event university as a spot to install time . . . and examine their lives inside of institution partitions as especially diversified from their lives at domestic and of their neighborhood. Too many educators appear to proportion that time of view and concentration extra on lists of criteria than the scholars they're alleged to serve. This ebook is ready how we'd blur the differences among "school existence" and "real life," among studying and instructing, among studying good and residing good. it is for somebody who has ever requested

-When did we choose try out rankings have been extra vital than understanding?
-When did we settle for a dead ringer for lecturers as mere implementers of country curricula?
-When did we settle for the concept that faculties are locations the place not anyone has to imagine too tough?

This publication is a rallying cry to our real academic venture. it is an statement that we will be able to have the colleges we actually wish if we are daring adequate to seem past the myths of what an excellent university is, and in its place, paintings to facilitate highbrow, moral, and aesthetic development in our scholars and ourselves. writer Jacqueline Grennon Brooks is going contained in the school room to proportion the stories of lecturers, mom and dad, and scholars and to give contrasting examples of education that honors the complexity of studying and lifestyles and education that ignores it. it is a trip that may encourage the reexamination of practices and the revitalization of schools.

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