We will read texts about education
from a variety of places, eras, and individuals in an attempt
to help students reflect upon the central issues of their experience
at Brandeis. Questions we will ask of ourselves and some of the
world's great artists, teachers, and philosophers are: How do
we learn? What do we learn? Why? Who teaches us? What is the
role of writing and the printed word in different educational
traditions? Is the purpose of education to transmit or to change
culture, or both? Students will be asked to think and write about
their educational experiences thus far and to define their own
educational goals for college and beyond within the context of
writings from Molière to Maxine Hong Kingston, and from
Guinea to New York City.
|All the books are for sale at the Brandeis University Bookstore. They are also on Reserve in the
Library, but you should have a text to bring to class each day, since we will be reading the books
closely and referring to them often.
If you do not have a good hardback dictionary, you should get one!