Jacques Barzun Teacher in America

ISBN 13: 9780913966792

Teacher in America

4.14 avg rating
( 97 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780913966792: Teacher in America
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:


Teacher in America indirectly explains the crisis: too few people know that there is a great deal more to teaching than the ritual we call education.

Barzun, a lifelong teacher, describes teaching from the student's point of view. He describes each glorious occasion of understanding as something we all either actually crow about or wish to. Well then. Surely we're learning, grasping, comprehending new facts and concepts each day. Why aren't more of us crowing?

Because, Barzun says, teaching is an art and the art is nearly lost. The feeling that would make us crow has been educated out of most of us.

Teacher in America is a celebration of learning, of teaching, of the differences and similarities among people. Barzun holds teachers high, and the work they do even higher. He scorns those who do it badly for lack of imagination or energy.

He blows raspberries at institutions and their politicizing of education even as he recognizes why it happened. He upbraids students who can't be bothered to participate in their own intellectual growth.

Teacher in America is at once revealing, insightful, detailed, and fun. It was first published in 1944. How could it still be revealing and insightful, let alone fun? Here's why: The characters Barzun describes have not passed away. In this book you'll find cousins, neighbors, co-workers, and a mirror. You might expect politics, but this is a pithy tome, not fodder for a soapbox. The thoughts it sparks keep people musing for a long, long time, ... since the 40s, in fact.

Kris Wendtland
Wyoming Rural Electric News
September 2006

About the Author:

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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780913966785: Teacher in America

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0913966789 ISBN 13:  9780913966785
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc, 1981
Hardcover

9780819154477: Teacher in America

Univer..., 1986
Softcover

9780316082990: Teacher in America

Little..., 1945
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Barzun, Jacques
ISBN 10: 0913966797 ISBN 13: 9780913966792
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 5595158-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Jacques Barzun
Published by Liberty Fund Inc. (1981)
ISBN 10: 0913966797 ISBN 13: 9780913966792
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Liberty Fund Inc., 1981. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GZ-9780913966792

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
11.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Jacques Barzun
Published by Liberty Fund Inc, United States (1981)
ISBN 10: 0913966797 ISBN 13: 9780913966792
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Liberty Fund Inc, United States, 1981. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AAG9780913966792

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Barzun, Jacques
Published by Brand: Liberty Fund Inc. (1981)
ISBN 10: 0913966797 ISBN 13: 9780913966792
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Brand: Liberty Fund Inc., 1981. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 0913966797_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Jacques Barzun
Published by Liberty Fund Inc, United States (1981)
ISBN 10: 0913966797 ISBN 13: 9780913966792
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description Liberty Fund Inc, United States, 1981. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. 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. Seller Inventory # AAG9780913966792

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Jacques Barzun
Published by Liberty Fund Inc. (1981)
ISBN 10: 0913966797 ISBN 13: 9780913966792
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Liberty Fund Inc., 1981. Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd. Seller Inventory # DADAX0913966797

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
13.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Jacques Barzun
Published by Liberty Fund Inc. (1981)
ISBN 10: 0913966797 ISBN 13: 9780913966792
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Liberty Fund Inc., 1981. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GZ-9780913966792

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
10.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Jacques Barzun
Published by Liberty Fund Inc
ISBN 10: 0913966797 ISBN 13: 9780913966792
New Paperback / softback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description Liberty Fund Inc. Paperback / softback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780913966792

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
8.65
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Barzun, Jacques
Published by Liberty Fund Inc. (1981)
ISBN 10: 0913966797 ISBN 13: 9780913966792
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Liberty Fund Inc., 1981. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0913966797

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
12.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.66
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Jacques Barzun
ISBN 10: 0913966797 ISBN 13: 9780913966792
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. 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, th.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 502 pages. 0.640. Seller Inventory # 9780913966792

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
17.34
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book