Teaching as Community Property: Essays on Higher Education …

Lee Shulman’s new collection of essays,Teaching as Community Property: Essays on HigherEducation, should not be picked up lightly for a quick,solitary read. Shulman argues his ideas clearly and createsan enjoyable reading experience, yet these essays provoke thoughtand deserve discussion with colleagues. He turns ourattention to the quality and value of teaching in higher educationand challenges the academy as he has long challenged teachereducation. This work presents selected essays andspeeches by Shulman on teaching as a function of theprofessorate. Through three sections of the book, he focusesour attention first on the importance of learning as a topic forconsideration. He then moves our attention to the importanceof teaching in higher education as a skill that should be valuedand developed. He finishes the collection by focusing onpracticalities and possibilities. Although these essays wereall written to stand alone, taken together they provide a coherentmessage demanding more of higher education. Learning is the theme of the first

Teaching as Community Property Essays on Higher Education


Teaching as Community Property: Essays on Higher Education

"Teaching as Community Property: Essays on Higher Education…