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Teaching as Community Property: Essays on Higher Education


reviewed by Connie J. S. Monroe — 2004

coverTitle: Teaching as Community Property: Essays on Higher Education
Author(s): Lee S. Shulman
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787972010, Pages: 272, Year: 2004
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Lee Shulman’s new collection of essays, Teaching as Community Property:  Essays on Higher Education, should not be picked up lightly for a quick, solitary read.  Shulman argues his ideas clearly and creates an enjoyable reading experience, yet these essays provoke thought and deserve discussion with colleagues.  He turns our attention to the quality and value of teaching in higher education and challenges the academy as he has long challenged teacher education.    This work presents selected essays and speeches by Shulman on teaching as a function of the professorate.  Through three sections of the book, he focuses our attention first on the importance of learning as a topic for consideration.  He then moves our attention to the importance of teaching in higher education as a skill that should be valued and developed.  He finishes the collection by focusing on practicalities and possibilities.  Although these essays were all written to stand alone, taken together they provide a coherent message demanding more of higher education.     Learning is the theme of the first... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 12, 2004, p. 2297-2300
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11325, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 1:35:09 PM

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  • Connie Monroe
    Mount Saint Mary’s College
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    CONNIE J.S. MONROE is an assistant professor of Education at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Maryland where she serves as coordinator of secondary programs. Prior to entering the field of teacher education, she was a high school and middle school teacher of French and ESL. Her research interests include the lives of teachers, teacher development, and the role of schools in society.
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