Sophia Sawyer

ISBN: 9783639072297

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Sophia Sawyer was born and educated in New Hampshire
and Massachusetts. She turned to teaching as a
means of support after the death of her parents, and
was later sent to teach in Tennessee for the
American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions.
Sawyer exemplifies the first generation of women to
receive an academy education and become teachers
themselves. In the large number of letters written
to, by, and about her, it is revealed that Sawyer
was a religious and pious person who felt a calling
to Christianize and educate the Cherokees. She also
displayed considerable respect for their culture,
something which is often overlooked in many
histories of White/Native American encounters.
Sawyer appears to have cared deeply about her
students, and the techniques that she used reflect
this depth of feeling. Sawyer created a classroom
atmosphere which encouraged but challenged the
students to learn English, as well as subjects
taught in schools for Anglo-American children. Her
accomplishment is worth examining in light of our
modern concern about multi-cultural education.

Categories:
Title:
Sophia Sawyer
ISBN-10:
3639072294
ISBN-13:
9783639072297
Author:
Teri Castelow
Publisher:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Published Date:
20080930
Edition:
1
Binding
Paperback / softback
Pages:
140
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
8.66 H x 5.91 W (inches)

Teri Castelow

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