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Author Manke, Mary Phillips
Source CiteSeerX
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Hard Reality ♦ Sentimental Image ♦ Rural Teacher ♦ Educational History ♦ Summer Day ♦ Recalled-yet Hidden Beneath ♦ Analysis Attempt ♦ Negative View ♦ Apple Pie ♦ Popular Nostalgia ♦ Traditional Country Boyhood ♦ Early 20th Century Rural Teacher ♦ Warm Kitchen ♦ Certain Image ♦ Prosperous Farm-house ♦ Rich Aroma ♦ American Popular Culture ♦ Sentimental Nostalgia ♦ Sugary Icing ♦ National Past ♦ Whole-hearted Patriotism ♦ Imag-ined Setting
Abstract My analysis attempts to reconcile conflicting images of the early 20th century rural teacher, contrasting popular nostalgia for schools of the past with a negative view from fiction and educational history. I conclude that the reality was diverse, and that the sentimentality of the period hascolored popularretrospectiveviews of its schools and teachers. A deep and sentimental nostalgia for certain images of our national past is a recurring theme in American popular culture. Remembered or imag-ined settings are forever desired, forever recalled-yet hidden beneath a coat of sugary icing, conceal-ing their reality. It is easy to call up some of these images. The warm kitchen of a prosperous farm-house, filled with loving care and the rich aroma of apple pie; the summer days of a traditional country boyhood, quintessentially carefree and rebellious; the whole-hearted patriotism of a small-
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study