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ERIC Number: ED140340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 5
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Teaching Business Communications Journeywork or Humanistic Endeavor?
Skaggs, Peggy
As humanists, we aim to intensify the powers of thinking and of feeling in those whom we teach; to open to our students every possible avenue to thought, emotion, and expression; and to keep ourselves alive while we are doing these things. Must such humanistic aims be relinquished if the harsh realities in contemporary academe force us to take on such mundane chores as teaching business communications? This paper concludes that much teaching activity for any course is more journeywork than humanistic endeavor and that teaching any course can become mere journeywork. But it also concludes that humanism is more an approach to life than a selection of courses and that we can live and demonstrate humanistic values through teaching virtually any course in the curriculum if we are sufficiently determined and imaginative. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the 1976 Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association