Recognition of a Teacher as Public Intellectual 1) Write a case study of a teacher / educator you consider to be a public intellectual and explain why?
2) To what extent do you agree that teachers should be recognised as public intellectuals?”
(1100 words). “Public intellectual” is neither an employment category nor a phrase that lends itself well to introducing yourself.
“What do you do?”
“I’m a public intellectual.”
It sounds ridiculous. Anyone who makes that statement out loud ought to offer it up with a wink. I like to imagine delivering the line as Groucho Marx, raising an eyebrow and flicking a cigar.
Academics are intellectuals.