cover of book

This title is no longer available from this publisher at this time. To let the publisher know you are interested in the title, please email

Begin Here: The Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and Learning
by Jacques Barzun
University of Chicago Press, 1991
Cloth: 978-0-226-03846-9 | Paper: 978-0-226-03847-6
Library of Congress Classification LB1775.B36 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 371.102

In this powerful, eloquent, and timely book, Jacques Barzun offers guidance for resolving the crisis in America's schools and colleges. Drawing on a lifetime of distinguished teaching, he issues a clear call to action for improving what goes on in America's classrooms. The result is an extraordinarily fresh, sensible, and practical program for better schools.

"It is difficult to imagine a more pungent, perceptive or eloquent commentary on contemporary American education than this collection of 15 pieces by Jacques Barzun."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

"Mr. Barzun's style is elegant, distinctive, philosophically consistent and much better-humored than that of many contemporary invective-hurlers."—David Alexander, New York Times Book Review

See other books on: Barzun, Jacques | Education | Learning | Teaching
See other titles from University of Chicago Press
Nearby on shelf for Theory and practice of education / Education and training of teachers and administrators / Professional aspects of teaching and school administrators. Vocational guidance: