keywords: Frank Mccourt

  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Forgiving Frank McCourt

    • Frank O'Shea
    • 22 July 2009
    4 Comments

    For a while there, McCourt was 'mick of the moment', except in his native Limerick where they wanted to strangle him. Teacher Man, his best book, captures what it is to be the lonely figure with only cunning and a stick of chalk to protect you.

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  • EDUCATION

    Humanity lost in digital classrooms

    • Frank O'Shea
    • 01 August 2008
    9 Comments

    Today's teacher has to survive in a world of gimmickry. Students pay better attention to ringtones than to the human voice. In the brave new world of Rudd's Digital Education Revolution, teachers risk being replaced by technicians.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Teacher Man

    • Ralph Carolan
    • 29 May 2006

    Ralph Carolan reviews Frank McCourt's Teacher Man, and finds that the life of a teacher can be a sometimes solitary, sometimes Sisyphean, and sometimes satisfying job.  

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  • EDUCATION

    In praise of teaching

    • Jenny Stewart
    • 14 May 2006

    It’s the best of jobs and the worst of jobs, and it’s time we all took it a lot more seriously.    

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