It seems that everywhere one looks these days, the debate over the âcrisis in the humanitiesâ is raging unabated. The profession, as all our readers have undoubtedly noticed, is in a full-on identity crisis: Who are we as a discipline? What is our work? Who do we serve? What values undergird our practice? These perennial questions and others are more insistent than ever, especially as they intersect with the economic issues that dominate higher education today. For example, in a twist on recent discussions of the cost of higher education, Bill Sams (2010), Executive in Residence at Ohio University, wrote in a letter to the editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education that college students need to behave more like customers. For Sams, the focus is on the âfailed serviceâ of the teacher (a.k.a. the âservice providerâ) and the implied lunacy of students (a.k.a. the âcustomersâ) to put up with such âfailure.â Accordingly, he argues: A student is a person to whom something is done (the student is taught); a customer is a person for whom something is done (a customer is provided a learning experience). Students take it as a given that they are acted upon and
Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture – Duke University Press
Published: Jan 1, 2011
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