3 responses to Do Amish go to college?
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    Comment on Higher Education (August 27th, 2011 at 17:34)

    Higher Education

    Beachy Amish have a slightly different approach. One woman, who had converted in Arkansas, was permitted to continue her education, and study genetics. I think that this was partially because she was beyond typical marriage age, and she needed to support herself, as well as genetics is an important issue within the Amish community.

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    mike m
    Comment on Do Amish go to college? (May 17th, 2013 at 17:54)

    Are the teachers of the Amish children trained to be teachers? After 8 years of schooling are the students as smart as the teacher?

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      Comment on Amish teacher training (May 18th, 2013 at 03:49)

      Amish teacher training

      Training of Amish teachers varies between communities. Teachers in schools in less traditional communities are likely to have more training than those in more traditional communities, where they may have little-to-zero formal training. A teacher may first serve as a teacher’s assistant to learn how to handle a classroom or may get experience via substituting. Teachers learn via teachers’ meetings and also through teachers’ publications. There is significant diversity among Amish schools which makes this question difficult to answer in a single comment. Train Up a Child by Karen Johnson-Weiner is a good book for more.

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