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Footfalls Echo in the Memory : A Life with the Colonial Education Service and the British Council in Asia.

Author: Verner C Bickley; ebrary, Inc.
Publisher: London : I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, Gordonsville : Macmillan [Distributor] Jan. 2010 ;
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Annotation The Education Service was a vital sector of the British Colonial Service while the British Council has been paramount in promoting the English language and culture overseas. But are both agents of colonialism and neo-colonialism? Or simply altruistic conveyors of language and culture to a wider world? Verner Bickley as an Education Officer in British Colonial Service in Singapore and as British Council  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bickley, Verner Courtenay.
Footfalls echo in the memory.
London ; New York : Radcliffe ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Named Person: Verner Courtenay Bickley; Verner Bickley
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Verner C Bickley; ebrary, Inc.
ISBN: 9781848850859 1848850859 9780857712677 0857712675
OCLC Number: 842582085
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource (336 p.) : ill.
Contents: Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Foreword by Rt Hon the Lord Hunt of Wirral, MBE; Foreword by Valerie Mitchell, OBE, Director-General; Preface; Introduction; The First Step; The Second Step --
School Days and Conflict; The Third Step --
Navy Days; The Fourth Step --
Back to Reality; The Fifth Step --
Singapore: Lion City; The Sixth Step --
Burma: Land of the Crested Lion; The Seventh Step --
Indonesia: A Multitude of Islands; The Eighth Step --
Japan: Land of the Rising Sun; The Ninth Step --
Hawaii to Hong Kong; Notes; References; Index.
Other Titles: Ebrary Academic Complete Subscription Collection.

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Annotation The Education Service was a vital sector of the British Colonial Service while the British Council has been paramount in promoting the English language and culture overseas. But are both agents of colonialism and neo-colonialism? Or simply altruistic conveyors of language and culture to a wider world? Verner Bickley as an Education Officer in British Colonial Service in Singapore and as British Council officer in Burma, Indonesia and Japan, shows how cultural values were uppermost and important in themselves though the medium of the near-universal English language, and vital for technical training. Bickley's service was set against a backdrop of political turbulence after World War II, colonial independence movements and the emergence of Japan as an economic powerhouse. This personal account of his career is enlivened by a succession of meetings with diverse personalities, including royalty, British and Thai, as well as writers like Anthony Burgess, Graham Greene and Willis Hall and actors such as Donald Sinden, Patrick Stewart and Max Adrian

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