Here is a rich ethnographic description of Amish education in 21st Century America that describes how literacy, community, and accountability are key values in the Amish educational system. The author gives readers a succinct overview of Amish history and religious practice, and then explores the reasons the Amish began their schools and some of the struggles they had to endure as a result. The book provides an emcompassing description of common teaching styles, curriculum, and textbooks, as well as detailed classroom glimpses of Amish schools throughout the United States and Canada.Ben is studying his spelling words but cannot help noticing the clip-clop of a horsea#39;s hooves approaching. A few minutes later it ... He wonders if it might be the kittens, but then he smells the aroma of ... Elizabeth soon asks one of the fifth graders to take the visitorsa#39; notebook back to the visitors so that they can record their presence. Rachel ... Right before recess teacher Elizabeth asks one of the sisters to help a second grader with his reading, and she is happy to assist the student.
|Title||:||Amish education in the United States and Canada|
|Author||:||Mark William Dewalt|