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A Year in Review: The High School Journal in 1920

A Year in Review: The High School Journal in 1920 In 1920, the High School Journal had been up and running for a year and cost 15 cents an is- sue. Robert Goddard was ridiculed by the New York Times for predicting space travel (a re- traction 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 elec- tion. Immigrants were coming in waves to the United States, and education was facing an ex- istential crisis, wondering what its purpose was in this new booming economy. To explore A Year in Review: The High the journal’s role in this era, I take a look here School Journal in 1920 at what the HSJ was covering ninety years ago. Pragmatism and Democratic Schooling As I write this piece, the University of North Jennifer G. Job Carolina is holding a celebration of John De- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill th wey’s150 birthday entitled, “Democratic jgjob@email.unc.edu 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 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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Abstract

In 1920, the High School Journal had been up and running for a year and cost 15 cents an is- sue. Robert Goddard was ridiculed by the New York Times for predicting space travel (a re- traction 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 elec- tion. Immigrants were coming in waves to the United States, and education was facing an ex- istential crisis, wondering what its purpose was in this new booming economy. To explore A Year in Review: The High the journal’s role in this era, I take a look here School Journal in 1920 at what the HSJ was covering ninety years ago. Pragmatism and Democratic Schooling As I write this piece, the University of North Jennifer G. Job Carolina is holding a celebration of John De- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill th wey’s150 birthday entitled, “Democratic jgjob@email.unc.edu 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

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