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American Educator
Fall 1979


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The One-Room Schoolhouse Revisited
Students in Open Classrooms Share Much in Common with Their Predecessors in the One-Room Schoolhouse
By Elaine Pouletsos Miller

The spirit of our educational heritage lives on in today's open classroom.

Teacher Reminiscences

Readers recall early days of teaching.

City Girl in a One-Room Schoolhouse
By Edith Ramsing Randall

The Prairie School
By Susan Batko

Barefoot Students
By Mary K. Power

Good Old Golden Rule Days
By Berniece B. Seiferth

A Heavy Burden
By Fotine Nicholas

How much influence can a teacher have on a student's future success or failure? Two authors relate their own experiences in this "Question of Ethics" column.

University Days
By James Thurber

One of America's great authors recounts the trials of university life in this popular, lighthearted tale.

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About American Educator

American Educator is a quarterly journal of educational research and ideas published by the American Federation of Teachers. Recent articles have focused on such topics as reducing the achievement gap between poor and affluent students, heading off student discipline problems, teaching an appreciation and understanding of democracy, the benefits of a common coherent curriculum, and other issues affecting children and education here and abroad. Total circulation, as of our most recent issue, is over 900,000.

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