Alex Lord's British Columbia: Recollections of a Rural School Inspector, 1915-36

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UBC Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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Alex Lord, a pioneer inspector of rural British Columbia schools,shares in these recollections his experiences in a province barely outof 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 andtheir faith in the humanizing effects of tiny assisted schools. Enroute, he performed in resolute yet imaginative fashion the supervisoryfunctions of a top government educator developing an educationalphilosophy of his own based on an understanding of the provincialgeography, a reverence for citizenship, and a work ethic tuned tochallenge and accomplishment.
  

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Contents

Editors Introduction
3
1 North of FiftyThree
35
2 Northern Interior Episodes
43
3 Politics and Personalities
55
4 Dig Yourselves Out
61
5 By River to Quesnel
69
6 Peace River Memories
75
7 Isolation in the Charlottes
89
8 Chilcotin Country
93
9 Kelowna Beginnings
103
10 The View from Headquarters
112
11 Losers and Winners
127
Notes
135
Index
177
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John Calam (editor) is Professor Emeritus of theDepartment of Social and Educational Studies at the University ofBritish Columbia.

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