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Education At The Edge Of Empire

Author: John R. Gram
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295806052
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For the vast majority of Native American students in federal Indian boarding schools at the turn of the twentieth century, the experience was nothing short of tragic. Dislocated from family and community, they were forced into an educational system that sought to erase their Indian identity as a means of acculturating them to white society. However, as historian John Gram reveals, some Indian communities on the edge of the American frontier had a much different experience�even influencing the type of education their children received. Shining a spotlight on Pueblo Indians� interactions with school officials at the Albuquerque and Santa Fe Indian Schools, Gram examines two rare cases of off-reservation schools that were situated near the communities whose children they sought to assimilate. Far from the federal government�s reach and in competition with nearby Catholic schools for students, these Indian boarding school officials were in no position to make demands and instead were forced to pick their cultural battles with nearby Pueblo parents, who visited the schools regularly. As a result, Pueblo Indians were able to exercise their agency, influencing everything from classroom curriculum to school functions. As Gram reveals, they often mitigated the schools� assimilation efforts and assured the various pueblos� cultural, social, and economic survival. Greatly expanding our understanding of the Indian boarding school experience, Education at the Edge of Empire is grounded in previously overlooked archival material and student oral histories. The result is a groundbreaking examination that contributes to Native American, Western, and education histories, as well as to borderland and Southwest studies. It will appeal to anyone interested in knowing how some Native Americans were able to use the typically oppressive boarding school experience to their advantage.

On The Edge Of Empire

Author: Linda Boxberger
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791489353
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Explores the social and political history of the Qu`ayti and Kathiri sultanates of Hadhramawt during their gradual incorporation into the British Empire.

On The Edge Of Empire

Author: David R. Syiemlieh
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 935150400X
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In the closing years of the British rule in India, a secret plan was conceived and discussed at the highest circles for a crown colony comprising the hill areas of North East India and the tribal areas of Burma. The plan could not be implemented largely because it came up for discussion in the closing years of the British rule over India. The plan has been referred to in many publications. What was of concern was that scholars have made reference to the Crown Colony Plan/Protectorate without reading the actual texts. For too long, secondary references have been used in writing about these plans as the original documents were not easily available for research. This book compiles the four British plans into a single volume. There is a connection between the four plans of Reid, Clow, Mills and Adams. All four were members of the Indian Civil Service, all four served in various capacities in the region and all officers left their accounts/notes perhaps not mindful that even if these were not implemented the notes would come up for discussion many years after their departure.

On The Edge Of Empire

Author: Adele Perry
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802083364
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Perry examines the efforts of a loosely connected group of reformers to transform a colonial environment into one that more closely adhered to the practices of respectable, middle-class European society.

At The Edge Of Empire

Author: Michael Gardiner
Publisher: Birlinn Publishers
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Born in Aberdeenshire in 1838, Thomas Blake Glover was a widely-travelled merchant and a key figure in the industrialization of Japan. Using material which has only recently become available, Michael Gardiner's highly readable and informative biography of this remarkable man offers a balanced view of his legacy. From a historical perspective, Gardiner discusses his centrality to the modern system of Japanese government and the Japanese Imperial Navy, as well as to the growth of Mitsubishi, Kirin beer and communications between Japan and Scotland. This biography is a celebration of Scottish-Japanese relations and Glover's legacy.

The Long Shadow Of The British Empire

Author: J. Milner-Thornton
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137013087
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This book explores the lived experiences of formerly colonized people in the privacy of their homes, communities, workplaces, and classrooms, and the associations created from these social interactions. It examines the centrality of gender and social identity in the formation of non-western people in the British Empire.

Education On The Edge Of Possibility

Author: Renate Nummela Caine
Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum
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In this book educators will find out what happened when authors took their theory of learning, which is based on a wholistic interpretation of brain research, and strived to bring it to life in two schools.

Creativity In Education

Author: Anna Craft
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826448637
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A rounded, comprehensive, guide to issues of practice, pedagogy and policy concerned with creative education.

Empire Halts Here

Author: Stan Beckensall
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445625083
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A lavishly illustrated guide to an outstandingly beautiful area of one of Britain’s most popular visitor attractions.

From The Edge Of Empire A Memoir

Author: Ian Hume
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 1478794550
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This tells of why and how a young Rhodesian army Captain decided in 1963 not to fight the oncoming war over majority rule. His future unknown, he leaves the country for studies in Cape Town; marries; wins a Beit Fellowship to Oxford; and is recruited to a career at the World Bank. In time he becomes an expert on Eastern Europe. Invited home in 1975 to help prepare Rhodesia's transition to Zimbabwe, he spends three years living through the very war he chose to avoid. Rejoining the Bank, he works on Hungary and, in a unique period after communism fell in 1989, he lives in Poland as Resident Representative. A man of two transitions, he explains how they are separate but ironically linked. His book, a testament to the value of education and the power of family, is written as a memoir to his grandchildren. Now himself a proud American, he offers them a world view-what he calls a moral equilibrium- to harmonize their vexed heritage with today's divided America. Happy with his life, he regrets the outcomes in the country he left. He describes a different path to majority rule his countrymen could have taken, instead of herd-think support of Ian Smith's UDI and war. Had they done so, both the war as well as the brutality, corruption and devastation of Mugabe's Zimbabwe could well have been avoided. As a life's message to his grandchildren, he exhorts them not to make similar mistakes: beware the herd; think for yourself.