The University Teacher as Artist

reviewed by Kenneth P. Saurman - 1974

coverTitle: The University Teacher as Artist
Author(s): Joseph Axelrod
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0875891837, Pages: 246, Year: 1973
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On those rare occasions that a book truly fascinates and excites us, we want immediately to grab the telephone and share our discovery with friends and colleagues. The University Teacher as Artist by Joseph Axelrod is at once a compelling commentary on change in higher education and an occasion to transcend our otherwise mundane, everyday lives. This is a visionary book, a book filled with promise and ripe for stimulating discussion. However, it also builds the potential for disillusion and deception. For many college teachers it will be greeted with anger, while others will view it as a sign of hope. For a few teachers the book will confirm the obvious, but for many it will defy comprehension and practicality. Some will identify intimately with its major thrust; others will scoff at its romantic idealism. Yet the author, a person with the credentials to validate his claims, has earned the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 76 Number 1, 1974, p. 162-164 ID Number: 1371, Date Accessed: 5/23/2019 1:22:25 PM

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