Sarah Maza and Spencer Willard discuss teacher preparation and the teaching of European and North American history in American high schools and universities. They count enthusiasm, two-way discourse, and engagement as their best tools to teach students critical thinking.
At the time of the interview, Sarah Maza was professor of history at Northwestern University and a former Fellow at the National Humanities Center (1988-89). Spencer Willard taught at at Scotland High School in Laurinburg, North Carolina. This episode of Soundings was conducted by Wayne J. Pond.