News from Bob Hampel

News from Bob Hampel

November 6, 2017 in Notes, Publications

Bob Hampel (GH) shares the following:

“After many years, I finally finished Fast and Curious: A History of Shortcuts in American Education (Rowman and Littlefield, Nov. 30, 2017).  The book examines four types of shortcuts–streamlined paths to vocational success, cultural sophistication, college credentials, and the efficient use of English.  The case studies include profiles of Norman Rockwell’s correspondence school, the Harvard Classics, Paint by Numbers, Classic Comics, Cliff Notes, three year bachelors degrees, six year BA/MD programs, speed reading, shorthand, and other alluring ways to accelerate education. ”

Thanks!  Bob Hampel, Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware

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