This volume is dedicated to Joseph (Joe) Watras, a giant in the field of Educational History and a mentor to so many of us in the Organization of Educational Historians and beyond. Indeed, I came to rely on Joe's advice and wisdom on several occasions, and he was always ready to assist and guide me whenever asked. When news of his untimely passing spread, messages of sorrow of course followed, but so did stories about Joe's never-ending willingness to teach and his warm and caring demeanor. To be sure, Thomas Kessinger noted, "Joe was a true exemplar of what it meant to be human as well as a scholar; he was many things to us. I count him as one of my significant mentors as I tried to research and write well in a scholarly fashion. He offered me guidance on more than one occasion." Others commented on Joe's helpfulness and patience, and, most noteworthy, his humility. "He did not call attention to himself," American Educational History Journal, Volume 43, Number 1, pp. ix-xi Copyright [C] 2016 by Information Age Publishing All rights of reproduction in any form reserved.
Craig Kridel remarked. "All professional activities were for the greater good-the exploration of ideas and new understandings of the overlooked and taken-for-granted." I know personally that Joe never turned down a request to review "just one more" manuscript for this journal, and his comments were always helpful and moved the researcher's work forward. But I think most significantly, we will all miss his quiet and stately presence at the annual meeting. In fact, like so many others, I cannot imagine the meeting without him. The good news is that within this volume we have one of his last writings--appropriately the first article presented. It is entitled, "Boyd Henry Bode, John Dewey, and the Problem of Subject Matters." He leaves an incredible legacy of professionalism, scholarship, grace, and human decency, and it is my hope that through our work we can in some way honor the many gifts he has given us.
ISSUE NUMBER 1
The theme for the 2015 annual conference of the Organization of Educational Historians (OEH) focused on educational histories and historians whom have influenced our research interests, and the goal of the conference was to provide scholars with the opportunity to share these stories as a means to uncover critical truths while also celebrating the important work we do. With these ideas in mind, this volume includes a wonderful collection of histories and each piece, in its own way, contributes significantly to national and international discussions about how we may use historical research to reveal the too often hidden elements of the human experience. It was a pleasure to review this work.
This issue also includes Bernardo Gallegos' superb 2015 OEH Presidential Address, "Education and Indigenous Slavery in New Mexico" as well as an important book review by Theodore Zervas.
ARTICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR VOLUME 42 OF AEHJ
The Article of the Year Award for Volume 42 goes to Melandie McGee and R. Eric Platt for their piece, "The Forgotten Slayings: Memory, History, and Institutional Response to the Jackson State University Shootings of 1970." This outstanding article sought to "increase our understanding of contextual issues surrounding institutional protest and tragedy," and adds significantly to the field of educational history.
Compliments of George Johnson and Information Age Publishing, Melandie and Eric will receive a $250 check and a special award at our 2016 annual conference.
PREVIOUS WINNERS: AEHJ ARTICLE OF THE YEAR AWARD Volume Name Institution Title 42 Melandie McGee University of The Forgotten Slayings: and R. Eric Southern Memory, History, and Platt Mississippi Institutional Response to the Jackson State University Shootings of 1970 41 Carl Kalani Ashford Comparing Native Hawaiian Beyer University Education with Native American and African American Education during the Nineteenth Century 40 Joseph Watras University of The Influence of the Cold Dayton War on the Racial Desegregation of American Schools 39 John Wakefield University of "Whosoever Will, Let Him North Alabama Come": Evangelical Millennialism and the Development of American Public Education 38 Kelly A. Kish Indiana American Scholars Abroad: University Reflections on Soviet Academic Freedom 37 Diana Senechal Independent Why Do We Need a Scholar Philosophy of Education?: The Forgotten Insight of Michael John Demiashkevich 36 Lynn M. Burlbaw Texas A&M An Early Start: WPA University Emergency Nursery Schools in Texas, 1934-1943 35 Joshua Garrison University of A Problematic Alliance: Wisconsin- Colonial Anthropology, Oshkosh Recapitulation Theory, and G. Stanley Hall's Program for the Liberation of America's Youth 34 Jared R. California Struggle for the Soul: Stallones State William Heard Kilpatrick Polytechnic University
The primary purpose of the Article of the Year award is to honor quality scholarship in each volume of AEHJ. Another winner will be selected for volume 43.
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|Author:||Davis, Donna M.|
|Publication:||American Educational History Journal|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2016|
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