New PDF release: “I Love Learning; I Hate School”: An Anthropology of College

By Susan D. Blum

Frustrated through her scholars' functionality, her relationships with them, and her personal daughter’s difficulties at school, Susan D. Blum, a professor of anthropology, got down to comprehend why her scholars came upon their academic adventure at a top-tier establishment so profoundly tough and unsatisfying. via her learn and in conversations together with her scholars, she found a troubling mismatch among the targets of the collage and the desires of students.

In "I Love studying; I Hate School," Blum tells intertwined yet inseparable tales: the result of her learn into how scholars research contrasted with the best way traditional schooling works, and the private narrative of ways she herself was once reworked by way of this figuring out. Blum concludes that the dominant varieties of greater schooling don't fit the myriad sorts of studying that support students—people in general—master significant and important talents and data. scholars are in a position to studying large quantities, however the methods larger schooling is based frequently leads them to fail to benefit. greater than that, it ends up in sick results. during this critique of upper schooling, infused with anthropological insights, Blum explains why rather a lot goes mistaken and gives feedback for a way to carry school room studying extra according to applicable varieties of engagement. She demanding situations our approach of schooling and argues for a “reintegration of studying with life.”

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