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Amish School

Sara Fisher

Revised Edition! Sold more than 50,000 copies in earlier editions! The Old Order Amish believe that school prepares children for the Amish way of life, for the responsibilities of adulthood, and for eternity. Most communities conduct their own schools, usually taught by Amish teachers. Sara E. Fisher, an Old Order Amish woman, taught a one-room school for seven years. This is her fascinating insider's view of a typical Amish school. Includes "Diary of an Amish Schoolgirl." This authoritative book on Amish education deals with many questions: Why do the Amish have their own schools? How are teachers chosen? How are the parents involved? What curriculum materials are used? What about children with special needs? Co-author Sara Fisher writes from her experience as an Amish schoolteacher; co-author Rachel Stahl writes from her years of extensive research.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Good Books
  • Publish Date: Apr 1st, 1997
  • Pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Edition: Revised -
  • Dimensions: 8.12in - 5.32in - 0.26in - 0.32lb
  • EAN: 9781561482313
  • Categories: Cultural & Ethnic Studies - GeneralMulticultural EducationHome Schooling

About the Author


Sara E. Fisher is a member of the Old Order Amish community in eastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She tought eight grades in a one-room Amish school, only stopping in her eighth year, because of health reasons. In the past, Sara helpe the Johns Hopkins University Medical School with research among her community and was employed in the kitchen of a local family-style restaurant, as well as holding other jobs. In her retirement, she now does cleaning and also works in a local laundry. Sara makes her home with her sister Ada; together they cared for their ederly parents for many years until their deaths. Sara enjoys visiting, reading and cooking.