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What Are Schools For?

Quakers can advocate for alternatives to the dominant U.S. education paradigm that is based on industrial and military ideals of […]

Thomas B. Farquhar, the head of Westtown School, is a member of Westtown (Pa.) meeting.


Posted in: Features, January 2001
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Bringing Quaker Values to the Classroom

I realize I’m not unbiased in my thinking about the subject of this special issue. I suspect that none of […]


Posted in: Features, January 2001
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Spirituality in Action: Ethos and Ethic

I want to discuss ethos, the spiritual and moral context we create for Friends education to occur, and ethics, the […]

Paul A. Lacey is a member of Clear Creek Meeting in Richmond, Indiana. He teaches English literature, humanities, and a number of cross-disciplinary courses at Earlham College. This article was originally presented as a speech to a conference sponsored by Earlham, Friends Association for Higher Education, and Friends Council on Education.


Posted in: Features, January 2001
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“Meeting for Learning” at Princeton Friends School

As the founding head of Princeton Friends School, I’ve been asked time and again during the past 12 years the […]

Jane Fremon is a member of Princeton (N.J.) Meeting. This article is adapted from the "Among Friends" newsletter of Princeton.


Posted in: Features, January 2001
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Friendly Community‐Based Educating

We are a home‐based educating family, and the world is our classroom. What does that mean, and how did we […]

Sandra Brown attends Ann Arbor (Mich.) Meeting and nurtures the education of her four children. Contributors to this article include members of the Quaker Homeschooling Circle (QHC), an e-mail community of Friendly homeschoolers and fellow travelers.


Posted in: Features, January 2001
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Can Friends Really Make a Difference in Educating All Our Youth?

Quakerism’s social testimony addresses the Inner Light that exists in each individual, and my home state of Pennsylvania gives particular […]

Marlene Santoyo is a member of Germantown (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, January 2001
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Brand New

September 1987 represented a turning point in both my spiritual journey as a Friend and my professional life as a […]

Ayesha Imani is a member of Germantown (Pa.) Meeting.


Posted in: Features, January 2001
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Growing Beyond Human Plans

Never in a million years would I have anticipated being a teacher, much less the co‐founder of a school and […]

Sandy Howze is a member of Lansdowne (Pa.) Meeting and cofounder of Stratford Friends School in Havertown, Pa.


Posted in: Features, January 2001
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Creating a Campus Quaker Culture

Processing a trip to an Amish settlement with my Guilford College “Plain People” course, a Quaker student shared with me […]

Max L. Carter is the director of Friends Center at Guilford College and a member of New Garden (N.C.) Meeting. Before Guilford, he served at the Ramallah Friends Schools, Earlham, Friends Select, and Friends Central.


Posted in: Features, January 2001
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Hershel and Janetta Hill

They have many wonderful life stories to tell, but none more vibrant than those about their current ministry. Every Monday […]

Kara Newell retired as executive director of AFSC early in 2000. She is a member of Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, Oregon.


Posted in: Features, January 2001
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