- The true meaning of education.
- By Georgina Cullman, Ph.D. Former student. Postdoctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity & Conservation.
In Letters of Recommendation, McClintock explores weighty themes such as the difference between schooling and education, success as a means versus as an end into itself. These lofty themes are humanized and made accessible by the book’s format as an epistolary novel. These are very important ideas no matter what stage in life and education you are in. The book bears the imprint of McClintock’s excellent prowess as a mentor and her thoughtfulness and empathy with her students. Through Letters, readers can benefit from McClintock’s long experience as a teacher and her expertise in knowing students and the power of true education.
Online booksellers carry Letters — Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Tower Books — and your favorite bookstore can order it for you — Letters of Recommendation by Maxine McClintock is published in The Reflective Commons (New York: Collaboratory for Liberal Learning, 2013). ISBN 978-1-937828-004, $24.95.