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ERIC Number: EJ1014913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2680
Exuberance and Despair
Blount, Jackie
History of Education Quarterly, v53 n2 p163-169 May 2013
As a historian of education, what excites you and compels you to keep doing scholarly work? If mortality were not an issue, how might you find your continued place in the field among ideas and sources that are dauntingly and increasingly vast? What is the work you most want to do? Jackie Blount provides her response herein: She would want to complete her project of writing a biography of Ella Flagg Young, a woman who among other things, led the Chicago Schools a hundred years ago; served as the first woman president of the NEA; and published a series of significant books with John Dewey. Within her response, Blount also conveys her thoughts about the provocative essays of Barbara Finkelstein, Wayne Urban, Jim Albisetti, and John Thelin (also commissioned for this issue of "History of Education Quarterly")--as well as about her own work--and considers some of the ways that the current era of digital transformation might affect their work as historians of education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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