For more than 400 years, the personal essay has been one of the richest and most robust of all literary forms. Distinguished from the detached, formal essay by its warm, friendly, conversational tone, its loose structure and drive towards candor and self-disclosure, the personal essay seizes on the minutiae of daily life - vanities, fashions, food, culture, language and identity. It is poetry, it is song, it is speech, at once both call and response in the hands of a master story teller. It offers insight into the questions that we are all grappling with today in our increasingly globalized world which affects all people in all places everywhere on the planet: the worth of a university education, MOOC pedagogy, the digital footprint we leave behind, and the essence of Islamic inventions and how to understand Islam itself, through the eyes of its great inventor, and those who profess the Islamic faith. The goal of course, is greater tolerancxe and respect for one another, all people, of all persuasions, in peaceful coexistence, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once dreamed it could be. That then, is the ultimate transformative power of education, to bring us from knowing, to understanding...In a aCultural Notea, on page 965, we find the following explanation: aMore and more people seem to be becoming obese, and it is considered an important health problem in the US. The UK also now has more obese people than it did in theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Selected Essays on Education|
|Author||:||Thomas Jerome Baker|
|Publisher||:||Thomas Jerome Baker - 2013-05-27|