Back to Pakistan : a fifty-year journey

Leslie Noyes Mass

In 1962, a newly-minted college graduate answered the call of President John F. Kennedy and joined the fledgling Peace Corps. Leslie Noyes Mass was assigned to Pakistan and given the directive to start a program-any kind of educational program she could muster-in a small Muslim village where she was the only Westerner and the only Peace Corps volunteer. After a year, she left the village, frustrated and feeling that she had made no impact at all. Nearly 50 years later, she returned to discover a much-changed Pakistan-and a village that still remembers her. She tells both her stories, from 1962 and today, by deftly interweaving her journal entries from 50 years ago with her current day story as a volunteer training female teachers for a Pakistani non-governmental institution. Leslie Mass captures the heart and the attention of the reader with her story of Pakistanis in 1962 and those of a new generation who are engaged in building a sustainable education system for their country's forgotten children. In a series of interviews with Pakistanis from every social class and educational level, Dr. Mass gives voice to those who are taking responsibility for their country's educational problems and solving these problems within the traditions, culture, and religious understanding of their people. Back to Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey is a compelling look into a country as it goes from its infancy into the 21st century.

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  • Acknowledgments Prologue Chapter 1: Arrival in Pakistan, 1962 Chapter 2: Work Assignment, 1962 Chapter 3: The Vision, 1962 Chapter 4: Living Village Life, 1962 Chapter 5: The End of the Beginning, 1962 Chapter 6: Arrival Pakistan, 2009 Chapter 7: Work Assignment, 2009 Chapter 8: A Clearer Vision, 2009 Chapter 9: An Introduction to The Citizens Foundation Chapter 10: Setting up Training, 1963 and 2009 Chapter 11: Behind The Citizens Foundation Chapter 12: Training Karachi, 2009 Chapter 13: Arrival in Lahore, 2009 Chapter 14: Training in Lahore, 2009 Chapter 15 Summer Science Camps, Lahore Chapter 16: The Gymkhana Club, 2009 Chapter 17: Sheikhupura and Dhamke, 2009 Chapter 18: Khanewal and Harappa, 2009 Chapter 19: Leaving Lahore, 2009 Chapter 20: Islamabad: Modern Pakistan Chapter 21: Hunza: Another Pakistan Chapter 22: Pakistan: Unfinished Business Notes Index About the Author

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書名 Back to Pakistan : a fifty-year journey
著作者等 Gift in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps (Library of Congress)
Mass Leslie Noyes
出版元 Rowman & Littlefield Pub.
刊行年月 c2011
ページ数 xiii, 212 p., [10] p. of plates
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781442213197
NCID BB11110770
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国