Alex Lord's British Columbia: Recollections of a Rural School Inspector, 1915-1936 (The Pioneers of British Columbia Series)
By: John Calam (editor)Hardback
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Alex Lord, a pioneer inspector of rural British Columbia schools, shares in these recollections his experiences in a province barely out of the stage coach era. Travelling through vast northern territory, utilizing unreliable transportation and enduring climatic extremes, Lord became familiar with the aspirations of remote communities and their faith in the humanizing effects of tiny assisted schools. En route, he performed in resolute yet imaginative fashion the supervisory functions of a top government educator developing an educational philosophy of his own based on an understanding of the provincial geography, a reverence for citizenship, and a work ethic tuned to challenge and accomplishment.
John Calam (editor) is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Social and Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia.
Illustrations Maps Acknowledgments Editor's Introduction 1. North of Fifty-Three 2. Northern Interior Episodes 3. Politics and Personalities 4. 'Dig Yourselves Out' 5. By River to Quesnel 6. Peace River Memories 7. Isolation in the Charlottes 8. Chilcotin Country 9. Kelowna Beginnings 10. The View from Headquarters 11. Losers and Winners Notes Index
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