- Author: Kirkpatrick Hill
- Read Aloud Grade Range: Kindergarten - Adult
- Read Alone Grade Range: 3 - Adult
- Binding: Pb
- Pages: 128
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A teacher from England connects with the hearts and minds of students in a one-room Athabascan school in Alaska in 1948.
We love this book, and we think you will as well. It offers so many insights into effective education and cross-cultural communication. Miss Agnes, a late middle-aged English woman, shows tremendous respect for the Athabascan children in her classroom, children who had never been respected by an "outsider" before. The effects are electric not only in the relationships that result between teacher and students, but also in the relationships that subsequently develop between Miss Agnes and her students' parents. These produce benefits that flow to the village as a whole.
We try to note in your Instructor's Guide the cultural insights, the educational ideas and techniques, and the joy of learning that Miss Agnes models. These are the kinds of attitudes and techniques most of us can use at home! Includes cross-cultural insight, educational content, self-discovery, & personal growth. Outstanding.