10 responses to Hutterite Education
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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Hutterite Education (April 13th, 2015 at 11:55)

    Linda, in your area, what types of jobs do most of the students get after their 12-year education? I’d be curious to know what percentage go on to university or beyond.

    Do most parents encourage education beyond 12 years? Are there any occupations (common ones in the English world, I mean) that Hutterites won’t or can’t enter? (Law, for example?)

    Thank you for your input. My daughter is a 5th grade public school teacher and I think she’d fit right in the classroom pictured here.

    Alice Mary

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    Comment on Hutterite Education (April 13th, 2015 at 14:01)

    No, nobody would study law. We mostly encourage work that they could do on the colony, such as farming, electrician, plumber, teacher, carpenter, cook, baker, seamstress… Some of those are learned from apprenticing.

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    Comment on Hutterite Education (April 15th, 2015 at 07:23)

    I just wanted to thank Linda and Erik for posting these. For me, as I’ve expressed earlier (or at least I think I have) my family settled around the town of Dauphin, not terribly far from Linda’s colony, and reading these are like reading letters from an Aunt ‘back home’ (I’ve never lived there, only visited, but its so engrained into my imagination it feels more heart stirring to me in terms of sentimentalism than ancestral thoughts of the Ukraine where my family originated from).
    Keep up the good work!

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      Comment on Hutterite Education (April 15th, 2015 at 09:07)

      You’re welcome, I’m glad you enjoy my posts. Thanks for your kind words. If memory serves me well, I think I have a second cousin in Dauphin.

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    Ed from NY
    Comment on Hutterite Education (April 15th, 2015 at 23:53)

    Do Hutterite parents prefer any particular method in teaching kids? There’s a lot of different theories about education. Some emphasize rote memorization, others group learning. Some are very math-focused. What do most parents want? Is it more or less similar to the German educational system?

    Is educational achievement emphasized? By that I mean getting high grades, getting top scores on standardized tests, getting recognition and/or scholarships for one’s accomplishments.

    You mentioned going to Germany. Have German teachers even come to a colony to teach for a while? I imagine there might be some cultural similarities.

    Thanks for your input.

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    Comment on Hutterite Education (April 16th, 2015 at 08:09)

    It’s common for Germans stationed in Canada to do workshops for Hutterites, but I’ve never heard that teachers from Germany teaching on colonies. We follow the Manitoba Curriculum,not sure that it would be similar to the German education system, but I tend to lean towards that it’s not. As for what parents want, I believe most their children to have a good education; some feel memorization is important, others are more for group learning. In most colony schools their ample opportunity for both.

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    Reinhard Singwald
    Comment on Anfrage (April 23rd, 2015 at 16:02)


    Kann ich Ihnen einige meiner zahlreichen Fragen zu allen Kategorien (Schulausbildung, kommunales Leben, Kleidung und Sprache) auch in Deutsch stellen? Oder gibt es vielleicht auch eine andere Möglichkeit sich darüber mit Ihnen auszutauschen, ohne dieses öffentliche Forum zu nutzen. Vielen Dank für Ihre Bemühungen!
    Mit freundlichem Gruß Reinhard Singwald (Berlin Germany)

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      Comment on Hutterite Education (April 23rd, 2015 at 16:08)

      Reinhard, gerne kann ich Fragen in Deutsch beantworten. Auf meinen persönlichen Blog: hutt-writevoice.blogspot.ca auf ‘contact me’ klicken.

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    Linda Too
    Comment on Hutterite Classroom (April 24th, 2015 at 10:15)

    Hutterite Classroom

    Do the students sit in rows of desks? I notice you have a half-circle table where chairs can be pulled up to. When is that table used?
    Do students proceed at their own pace in individual subjects, or do they stay together as a class with teacher instruction?
    Do you use a whiteboard or a chalkboard?
    Are all of the 8 or 12 grades in the same classroom?
    Do you know if public schools in Canada are similar to public schools in the U.S?
    I like that you have plenty of books!
    Thank you for taking the time to write!

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      Comment on Hutterite Education (April 24th, 2015 at 10:48)

      No we don’t have rows of desks and haven’t for many, many years. Students always around tables. For the most part, students stay together as a class with teacher instructions, but of course there are sometimes students who need extra help or have a modified program. Our school has whiteboards, but I don’t know if every other school has them. We have IITV for highschoolers, so those students have their own classrooms. Usually our students are grouped like this: Kindegarten, 1-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Here again it may vary in other schools.I have no idea whether the public schools in Canada are similar to the US.

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