Sterling, KS, November 02, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Building a Foundation: A Primer for Cross-Cultural Teachers by Lynn DeVries, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback cream in the Education / General category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $11.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/buildingafoundation was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
Building a Foundation introduces basic concepts that people need as they prepare for and begin cross-cultural teaching ministries. The first half of the book starts by focusing on culture and then looks at worldview, ethnocentricity, culture shock, and culture competency.
These chapters give readers a basic understanding of how culture and worldview influence our interactions with others.
The second half of the book begins with stories that are built around different ministry aspects of teaching. It then discusses how the classroom is a microcosm of culture and how the curriculum should fit the needs of the learner and meet the expectations of that culture.
The book concludes with encouraging Biblical principles that connect teaching with evangelism and discipleship.
Lynn has written for people who feel called to teach and evangelize in other parts of the world. As a primer for cross-cultural teachers, this book is less an academic treatise and more a personal, informative work. Building a Foundation will engage readers from a variety of ages and backgrounds - from high school students considering teaching English on a short-term missions trip, to college students considering a month or a semester as an international teaching intern, to retirees considering how they may yet serve.
Deftly constructed at 133 pages, Building a Foundation: A Primer for Cross-Cultural Teachers is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Education / General category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Building a Foundation meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $11.95.
Additionally, Building a Foundation can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks
ISBN: 9781432749064 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback cream SRP: $11.95
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/buildingafoundation
About the Author
Lynn DeVries holds an MS degree from Kansas State University. She founded and directed a teaching/ministry program at Sterling College called Share Your World. More recently, she has been a volunteer educational consultant in Cambodia and has taught at Handong Global University and Handong International Law School in South Korea.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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