Edited by: Darryl M. De Marzio
Afterword by: David T. Hansen
Publication Date: December 11, 2020
The Call to Teach has been used in teacher education and educational research courses the world over. This volume celebrates that landmark text and examines the far-reaching impact of David Hansen’s teaching and scholarship. Essays by international educators and scholars explore his influence on our understanding of a whole host of important themes, including the moral dimensions of teaching, educational research, teacher education, and the philosophy of education. Contributing authors from eight countries consider the influence of Hansen’s ideas from the vantage point of our contemporary educational scene, and from their own unique cultural perspectives. David Hansen and The Call to Teach continues the conversation about the meaning of teaching through the concept of vocation as initiated by Hansen in The Call to Teach and examines its potential to renew the practice of teaching within today’s educational landscape.
Darryl M. De Marzio is professor of foundations of education at the University of Scranton.
“David T. Hansen’s The Call to Teach is a modern educational classic. Coming from eight different nations, the contributors to De Marzio’s exquisitely edited David Hansen and the Call to Teach bring the passion, poetry, and piety found in the original text to a new generation of readers in a global context. The call to teach is truly universal.”
—Jim Garrison, professor, Foundations of Education program, Virginia Tech
“David Hansen and The Call to Teach, edited by Darryl De Marzio, is a remarkable homage to a brilliant career by this esteemed philosopher, erudite scholar, and reflective pedagogue. The varied responses illuminate Hansen’s rumination on the everyday dimensions of a teaching life, and are deep, evocative, and compelling. They move easily from the immediate to the transcendent, from the quotidian to the profound. Read it, you will be better for it.”
—William Gaudelli, dean and professor, Lehigh University
“I fell back in love with David Hansen’s The Call to Teach—as a teacher, philosopher, and teacher educator. The essays Darryl De Marzio has curated offer inspiration and revitalization to those who care deeply about the intellectual, aesthetic, moral, and emotional richness of teaching and who find meaning, joy, and their selves in this work, even in the midst of difficult times.”
—Doris A. Santoro, professor, Bowdoin College
“David Hansen and the Call to Teach serves as a much-needed guidepost to assist teachers and teacher-educators as we question the educational landscape and consider our way forward during these challenging times. The insightful essays in this book offer diverse perspectives on Hansen’s legacy, expand the conversation beyond his original work, and rejuvenate the notion of teaching as a vocation.”
—Laura A. DeSisto, senior lecturer, Johns Hopkins University