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ERIC Number: ED061193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 309
Abstractor: N/A
Robert Frost: Teacher "Earner, Learner, Yearner."
Vogel, Nancy Sue
An account of Robert Frost's teaching, along with an assessment of it, are presented. Material consulted includes Frost's published letters, prose, and poetry; Lawrance Thompson's authorized biography; Lesley Frost's "New Hampshire's Child: The Derry Journals of Lesley Frost;" and additional sources such as films and periodicals, particularly collegiate newspapers and alumni publications of schools where he taught and spoke. Chapter I discusses the aim, limitations, and the value of the study. Chapter II, a survey of the literature, presents brief annotations of the most significant sources in the bibliography. The next four chapters form the heart of the study. Chapter III shows how Robert and Elinor Frost conducted school for their four youngsters on their farm near Derry, New Hampshire. Chapter IV covers the years during which Frost taught at Pinkerton Academy in Derry and at New Hampshire State Normal School in Plymouth. Chapter V surveys Frost's teaching on the college and university level. Chapter VI presents Frost's opinions and criticisms of education. The conclusion, Chapter VII, summarizes Frost's contributions to education. This study aims to lead the reader to an awareness of Frost's extensive teaching career and, perhaps in the process, to an amazement that the farmer-teacher-poet could teach as much as he did and still write poetry. (Author/CK)
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