A Life in School: What the Teacher Learned

A Life in School: What the Teacher Learned

By: Jane Tompkin (author)Paperback

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Here one of our leading literary scholars looks back on her own life in the classroom, and discovers how much of what she learned there needs to be unlearned. Jane Tompkins' memoir shows how her education shaped her in the mold of a high achiever who could read five languages but had little knowledge of herself. As she slowly awakens to the needs of her body, heart, and spirit, she discards the conventions of classroom teaching and learns what her students' lives are like. A painful and exhilarating story of spiritual awakening, Tompkins' book critiques our educational system while also paying tribute to it.

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About Author

Jane Tompkins is a professor of English at Duke University. She is the author of Sensational Designs: The Cultural Work of American Fiction, and more recently, West of Everything: The Inner Life of Westerns. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


* The Dream of Authority * P.S. 98 * Foyer * Other People * Teachers * Talking in Class * Higher Education * Making It * Ash Wednesday * The Day I Walked Out of Class * Postcards from the Edge * Reverie * Karate Lesson * Lets Get Lost * The Way We Live Now * Coffee * Time Out * The Cloister and the Heart

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/07/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780201327991
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780201327991
  • weight: 299
  • ISBN10: 0201327996

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