Item description for The Amish School (People's Place Book No. 6.) by Sara Fisher...
Overview Explains why the Amish run their own schools; discusses teacher selection, curriculum, grading, holidays, and libraries; and describes a typical school day
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Studio: Good Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.12" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.26" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Good Books
Series Peoples Place Book
Series Number 6
ISBN 1561482315 ISBN13 9781561482313
Availability 0 units.
More About Sara Fisher
Sara E. Fisher is a member of the Old Order Amish community in eastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She tought eight grades in a one-room Amish school, only stopping in her eighth year, because of health reasons. In the past, Sara helpe the Johns Hopkins University Medical School with research among her community and was employed in the kitchen of a local family-style restaurant, as well as holding other jobs. In her retirement, she now does cleaning and also works in a local laundry. Sara makes her home with her sister Ada; together they cared for their ederly parents for many years until their deaths. Sara enjoys visiting, reading and cooking.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Amish School (People's Place Book No. 6.)?
Fascinating Apr 18, 2004
This book is the sixth in the People's Place Booklet series on the Amish and other Old Order Anabaptists. This fascinating book is an in-depth examination of education in the Amish community. The authors, one of whom was actually a teacher in an Amish one-room schoolhouse, look at every facet of what Amish education is and what it means. Along the way, the reader is treated to a wealth of information on the significance of Amish schools, their history, and what is taught and how.
Overall, I found this to be a fascinating and heartwarming look at the Amish. I must say that my favorite chapter was the one which includes extracts from an Amish girl's diary, about going to school. If you are interested in the Amish and other Old Order groups, then I cannot recommend this book to you enough. Get it!
Good source of information Mar 30, 2000
This is a useful book if you are looking for some basic information about an Amish school. It is written by a woman who once taught at an Amish school and goes into how their schools are run including the involvement of the teacher, parents and other members of the community. Since the book is rather short, it does not go into curriculum at all.