Marshall comments on Why Teach?

August 27, 2013

WLP Associate Professor and acclaimed author Megan Marshall spoke with Inside Higher Ed about Why Teach? a new book by Mark Edmundson.

The book explores changes in how students are taught—moving away from asking “big questions” that lead to growth and self-exploration to strictly preparing students with skills to enter the workplace.

In the piece, Marshall comments: “Humanities courses are still popular and profoundly meaningful to students, but English and history departments aren't winning the battle for majors,” Marshall said. “One reason that Mark identifies is the urge to go professional too soon.”

Read more at Insider Higher Ed.