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Alex Lord, a pioneer inspector of rural BC colleges stocks in those memories his studies in a province slightly out of the level trainer period. vacationing via immense northern territory, using unreliable transportation, and enduring climatic extremes, Lord turned conversant in the aspirations of distant groups and their religion within the humanizing results of tiny assisted faculties. En course, he played in resolute but imaginitive type the supervisory capabilities of a most sensible govt educator, constructing a tutorial philosophy of his personal according to an knowing of the provincial geography, a reverence for citizenship, and a piece ethic tuned to problem and accomplishment.

Although no longer accomplished, those memoires invite the reader to adventure the British Columbia that Alex Lord knew. via his phrases, we suffer the problems of go back and forth during this mountainous province. We meet a few of the strange characters who inhabited this final frontier and research in their hopes, fears, joys, sorrows, and eccentricities. extra really, we're reminded of the old importance of the one-room rural institution and its position as an integral tool of group cohesion.

John Calam has prepared the memoirs in keeping with the areas during which Lord travelled. He has incorporated in his creation a biography of Alex Lord, a quick description of the British Columbia he knew, a comic strip of its public schooling approach, and an evaluation of where Lord’s writing now occupies between different works on schooling and society.

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