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A Year in Review: The High School Journal in 1920

A Year in Review: The High School Journal in 1920 Jennifer G. Job University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill jgjob@email.unc.edu In 1920, the High School Journal had been up and running for a year and cost 15 cents an issue. Robert Goddard was ridiculed by the New York Times for predicting space travel (a retraction was printed in 1969), small countries like Ireland and Romania were fighting for their own governments, and American women voted for the first time in a presidential election. Immigrants were coming in waves to the United States, and education was facing an existential crisis, wondering what its purpose was in this new booming economy. To explore the journal's role in this era, I take a look here at what the HSJ was covering ninety years ago. Pragmatism and Democratic Schooling As I write this piece, the University of North Carolina is holding a celebration of John Dewey's 150 th birthday entitled, "Democratic Education in the Spirit of John Dewey." Learned scholars are speaking of democracy in education, appropriating power to pupils, and finding happiness in one's occupation. And as I read the first issue of HSJ from 1920, I realize that the first notes of our educational song could be heard almost http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The High School Journal University of North Carolina Press

A Year in Review: The High School Journal in 1920

The High School Journal , Volume 93 (1) – Dec 9, 2009

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Jennifer G. Job University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill jgjob@email.unc.edu In 1920, the High School Journal had been up and running for a year and cost 15 cents an issue. Robert Goddard was ridiculed by the New York Times for predicting space travel (a retraction was printed in 1969), small countries like Ireland and Romania were fighting for their own governments, and American women voted for the first time in a presidential election. Immigrants were coming in waves to the United States, and education was facing an existential crisis, wondering what its purpose was in this new booming economy. To explore the journal's role in this era, I take a look here at what the HSJ was covering ninety years ago. Pragmatism and Democratic Schooling As I write this piece, the University of North Carolina is holding a celebration of John Dewey's 150 th birthday entitled, "Democratic Education in the Spirit of John Dewey." Learned scholars are speaking of democracy in education, appropriating power to pupils, and finding happiness in one's occupation. And as I read the first issue of HSJ from 1920, I realize that the first notes of our educational song could be heard almost

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