A discussion of teaching which does not have the exceptional eloquence- or enthusiasm- of Gilbert Highet's book, The Art of Teaching, and if lacking in wit and excitement, still contributes a flexible approach, an understanding of the frailties of many of our teaching practices. Believing that the goal of education is to help the student learn to help himself, Marshall presents the techniques (lectures, textbooks, conferences, assignments, visual learning, seminars, etc.); some of the principles, freedom of thought and the search for truth as against dogma; the methods of evaluation and their limitations (examinations, grading, admissions, etc.); and something about teachers and administrators in general. For a professional rather than a general audience.