This second edition of Teaching As Dialogue (first published in 1993) shares with the reader nearly half a century of Professor Sarles' experiences and reflections on the art of teaching. Coming from a background of anthropology and concerned with language and dialogue, Harvey Sarles offers the reader his insights into the importance of the role and personality of the teacher in relation to students as persons with futures. Presented as a series of anecdotes and personal reflections, Teaching As Dialogue provides an invaluable resource for student teachers and experienced teachers alike, or anyone interested in education and the dynamics of the learning environment.
Harvey Sarles began teaching linguistics and anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh in the early 1960s and became Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota in 1966. He lectured in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature until his retirement in 2011. He is currently the co-founder and a director of the John Dewey Center for Democracy and Education.