ERIC Number: ED089307
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Publication Date: 1974
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Robert Frost, Teacher.
This biography explores poet Robert Frost's techniques as a teacher from the early days of teaching at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire, to his acceptance of a chair at Harvard University and his subsequent associations with numerous other schools. Also examined are his educational practices and philosophy--particularly his life-long effort to improve instructional quality and teacher respect at the secondary level--and Frost's realization "that my poetry and my teaching were one." Chapters include "'Earner, Learner, Yearner',""Yankee Genesis,""The Poet Professor,""Twentieth Century Troubadour,""An English Teacher's Teacher,""Educational Philosopher,""Critical Iconoclast,""'The Greatest Living Authority on Education'," and "Farmer, Teacher, and Poet." A selected bibliography, including twenty books and periodicals and two films, is appended to this volume. (RB)
Descriptors: Biographies, Educational Philosophy, English Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Literary Criticism, Poetry, Poets, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.