6 responses to An insider’s opinion on the Amish school
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    Comment on An insider’s opinion on the Amish school (November 13th, 2007 at 14:41)

    I have to wonder if the amish way of teaching their kids isn’t better. I mean look at all the nonsense going on in schools around the country! It can be a dangerous and scary place to be. It is a place where the focus is me, me, me – not community and caring, and the greater good of others.

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    Comment on An insider’s opinion on the Amish school (November 16th, 2007 at 00:25)

    Good point Michelle. I feel that if people can get the focus off of themselves for at least a while greater good can result. Not always so easy though.

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    Karen Johnson-Weiner
    Comment on An insider’s opinion on the Amish school (December 4th, 2007 at 08:23)

    Your readers might be interested in two recent books about Old Order Amish schools. The first is my own: Train Up a Child: Old Order Amish and Mennonite Schools (Johns Hopkins, 2006). The second is Mark Dewalt’s Amish Education in the United States and Canada. (Lanham, MD: Rowan & Littlefield Education, 2006). Both of these texts will help your readers understand more about the role of Old Order schools in Old Order society.

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    Comment on Joint Amish-Mennonite schooling (December 5th, 2007 at 03:34)

    Joint Amish-Mennonite schooling

    Karen,

    Thanks very much for mentioning those books. I will have a look at them.

    What I found to be interesting while in Lancaster County recently was the fact that some Amish and Old Order Mennonites cooperate to a degree regarding schooling…an Amishman I spoke with mentioned that, regarding the joint schooling, they don’t always see eye-to-eye, but that with a little give and take it generally works out.

    I will be curious to see what you have written about OOM schools as I have not learned much about those to this point.

    Thanks for reading my blog.

    Erik Wesner

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    theresa castle
    Comment on An insider’s opinion on the Amish school (October 19th, 2008 at 19:27)

    The Amish are smarter than us. You ask htem a question,they can answer it withoutlooking up the answer. It’s in their head.

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    kalle
    Comment on An insider’s opinion on the Amish school (January 26th, 2009 at 01:10)

    lol

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