I passed this way

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Knopf, Dec 12, 1979 - Biography & Autobiography - 499 pages
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The internationally renowned educator and novelist writes of her New Zealand childhood, her haphazard education, her marriage, her years of teaching, her country's rejection of her lifework, her years of exile, and her sorrows and successes

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About the author (1979)

Writer and educator, Sylvia Ashton-Warner was born in Stratford, New Zealand, on December 17, 1908. As a teacher of Maori children, she pioneered a pedagogy geared to their culture and interests. The methods were outlined in her autobiography, Teacher (1963). Ashton-Warner also taught at an experimental school in the United States and detailed her experiences in Spearpoint: Teacher in America. Her novels including Spinster, Incense to Idols, and Bell Call often feature strong women. Ashton-Warner died in 1984.