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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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Jane Tompkins' memoir shows how her education left her able to read five languages but with little self-knowledge. As she awakens to the needs of her body, heart, and spirit, she discards conventional classroom teaching. Her book criticizes the US educational system while also paying tribute to it.

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sroom and discovers how much of what she learned there needs to be unlearned. A painful and exhilarating story of spiritual awakening, Tompkins' book critiques our educational system, while also paying tribute to it.

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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 educa"

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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.

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ISBN:
9780201327991
Author:
Tompkins, Jane
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
Tompkins, Jane
Location:
Reading, Mass.
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Teaching
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - Classroom Planning
Subject:
Teachers
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Biography-Educators
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
vol. 3
Publication Date:
19970731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 10.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Jane Tompkins' memoir shows how her education left her able to read five languages but with little self-knowledge. As she awakens to the needs of her body, heart, and spirit, she discards conventional classroom teaching. Her book criticizes the US educational system while also paying tribute to it.
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