Tolstoy as Teacher: Leo Tolstoy’s Writings on Education

Tolstoy as Teacher: Leo Tolstoy’s Writings on Education


Edited with an Introduction by Bob Blaisdell
Translated by Christopher Edgar
265 pp.

Grades: all ages
$18.95 paperback

Before he wrote War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy founded his own school on his estate at Yasnaya Polyana. Brimming with progressive and sometimes radical ideas on schooling, Tolstoy undertook to teach the peasant children many subjects—including imaginative writing—and published a number of essays about what he learned. This is a book for anyone who cares about education, children, the imagination, and Tolstoy.
“Teachers of writing at all levels will enjoy this reading experience and all teachers should be renewed by the message.”—Language, Literacy, and Literature

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ISBN 0-915924-96-X