The real difficulty is that people have no idea of what education truly is. . . .We hardly give any thought to the improvement of the character of the educated. .... As long as such ideas persist there is no hope of our ever knowing the true value of education. (M. K. Gandhi True Education on the NCTE site)
Now that I am retired from the University of Illinois, I am spending my
time teaching at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, traveling, and spending time
with my cats and friends. I am still active in research, focusing on court culture and cultural exchange in in fifteenth-century England, Burgundy, and Italy. For more information, look at the
article about me in Inside Illinois and using this U of I search.
to contact Dr. Sharon Michalove