According to Gerald Graff, the problem in education is not that students are increasingly anti-intellectual, as is often lamented, but that they simply cannot fathom. NOVEMBER Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind by Gerald Graff. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, Clueless in Academe: An Interview with Gerald Graff. John Warner. Virginia Tech University. A common scene: In class, I ask for a student to summarize the.

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Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind by Gerald Graff

He believes that his role as a teacher and author of this booktherefore, is to “demystify the club” of academics and intellectuals, break up its exclusivity and help students enter.

Still, Graff is not writing a book meant to build in all the answers, but rather a book that starts the conversation – why is there a sense of division between cpueless student and the professor which makes education as a field seem isolated, insular, and unobtainable – in a culture where diverse crowds often experience “impostor syndrome” or find that the field seems too obscured or esoteric to admit them as members, what needs to happen in education?

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. This wasn’t exactly my idea of light summer reading.

Students will always struggle with writing if we don’t let them wrote about their cluelews interests rather than ours. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x A book for those interested in “the life of the mind”, Graff makes solid and lasting arguments for the cueless of a culture of informed arguments, liberal arts education, and the risk of “silos” in Education. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Never do students appear as victims or categorically incapable of learning.


Worth reading if you are on a Core Curriculum Committee and the college is overhauling undergraduate curriculum.

Clueless in Academe : How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

Dec 06, J. Ooh, also the chapter about application essays is golden. Sometimes you run into an intellectual companion who seems to say everything that you’ve been searching for ways to communicate. Graff has some radical notions about changing educational institutions. Trivia About Clueless in Acade This book made me rethink some of my expectations of students at the early college level and how Clueoess go about helping them progress.

I’m interested in this stuff.

A worthwhile work trapped in an enigma. Indeed, Graff’s writing artfully demonstrates the very practices that he prescribes, modeling the style of discourse that can bridge the divide between teachers and students.

How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind. Sep 19, Sarah rated it really liked it.

I’ve felt that way since “meeting” Gerald Graff in graduate school. Journal of College Student Development.

Because, as Graff suggests, academic life and “real” life in fact are closely parallel and require many acsdeme the same skills of reasoning and discourse in order to succeed: It was constantly stimulating and taught me so much. That’s not such a bad thing, but it resulted in making good ideas feel tedious and, dare I say it, a bit boring after a while, which is a real shame. Jul 30, Alan rated it it was amazing. I like this guy’s mix of humor and idealism.

Clueless in Academe offers a compelling view of the academic world from an insider’s perspective. Graff will aid all the old school teachers and professors with their hangups over first person writing, etc. Nov 24, Qwerty rated it did not like it. As such Graff not only advances a thesis, but also establishes a laboratory within the pages of the cluelexs by which to test his ideas. And it did all of this while recognizing that intelligent readers may disagree, and Sometimes you run into an intellectual companion who seems to say everything that you’ve been searching for ways to communicate.


Inpenetrable, narrowly specialized and inaccessible describes intellectual life at collge adn why most students just don’t seem to get it. Intelligently, humanely, Gerald Graff is bringing all of these questions back home to the classroom, which, at cljeless for cluelss, seems exactly where they belong.

Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind

Refresh and try again. Jan 17, Danielle marked it as acadeje. The book is also very well-written and very well-focused. Another five star book in need of a review.

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Part II presents opposing intellectual views about the nature and value of argument and analysis in academe, and in so doing, establishes the intellectual conversation within which this book is situated. Didn’t disappoint a must for teachers, students entering college and soon 2 b grad students too! Sep 14, Lisa rated it liked it. It’s not just for the bookish or the erudite. It means widening our notion of who qualifies as an ‘intellectual,’ and ln on the argumentative talents students already possess” pp.