What concrete actions might a change-minded teacher take? This is the question driving How to Fix Education.
An uncanny anticipation fills the halls of American higher education today. It is the sense that a reckoning is coming. Whether it is the case that higher education is in the teeth of a catastrophic crisis or only headed in that direction, many college professors, administrators, and students can no longer stave off their suspicion that something is seriously amiss.
In How to Fix Education, Glenn Wallis argues that consequential action can be taken immediately in the classroom to put the humanity back in “the humanities.” In this succinct handbook he provides the logic and layout of an approach for instructors who want to enact larger-scale social changes with or without institutional change at the macro level.
Glenn Wallis is an independent scholar and Director of Incite Seminars in Philadelphia. He has taught at several universities, including Brown University, and the University of Georgia. His most recent books include A Critique of Western Buddhism: Ruins of the Buddhist Real and Cruel Theory and Sublime Practice: Toward a Revaluation of Buddhism (with Tom Pepper and Matthias Steingass). Wallis blogs at Speculative Non-Buddhism. He holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist studies from Harvard University.
“Everything is in everything; learn something and relate it to all the rest.”
Price: $6.95 (paperback) | $2.99 (ebook)
Pages: 74 pages
Book dimensions: 5.1 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches
Published: March 6, 2020