The Social Frontier

The Social Frontier

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qThe Social Frontierq is the most interesting and important educational journal to emerge from the Great Depression. First published in 1934 by a group of scholars at Teachers College, Columbia University that included George Counts and William Heard Kilpatrick, the magazine represented a conscious act of social and political reconstruction. With a strong -collectivist- orientation, the magazine was widely misperceived as communist in its approach. In fact, its editorial position called for a greater social role for teachers and a more just and equitable system of schooling. The magazine, which was published for a total of nine years, included articles by major educational and social thinkers of the period from John Dewey to Robert Hutchins and Harold Rugg. Within months of the magazine's first issue it came under attack by right-wing political groups, particularly the Hurst newspaper chain. qThe Social Frontier: A Critical Readerq provides a selection of the most interesting and historically important articles from the magazine with a comprehensive introduction and critical commentaries on the selected articles, which are as timely today as they were when first published seventy-five years ago.qHe was told three character reference letters would have to accompany application, one, from a pastor, being especially ... aquot;WASHBURNE: Youa#39;ve got to, rather, should have a letter from your pastor. ... Ia#39;ll write you one if it will be any help.

Title:The Social Frontier
Author: Eugene F. Provenzo
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2010-12

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