Kenji the Teacher

From 1921 to 1926, Kenji worked as an instructor at Hanamaki Agricultural School. His students viewed him as rather eccentric, but also as a teacher passionately dedicated to instilling in them a love of learning through actual, firsthand experience of things. Just as the teacher in The English Channel, he often took his students out, not only for training, but just for enjoyable walks in the hills and fields. He also had them put on plays they wrote themselves.
Professor Kubo, a character in "Gusuko Budori,a Biography" who believes in "teaching the students how to study without having to go to school," is Kenji's model of the ideal teacher.

Humor in Kenji's Stories
Rhythm in Kenji's Stories
Poems and Stories: Gifts of the Stars, Wind, and Animals
Poetry Encounters Science
Poetry Encounters Science (2)
Fantasy as Reality of the Mind
Broadminded Acceptance of Outsiders and Strangers
A Literature for Adolescents
Multiplicity of Meaning in Kenji's Stories
Stories that Examine Ethical Questions
Stories that Examine Ecological Questions
Kenji the Teacher
Kenji the Social Reformer

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