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Americanization by Classroom Practice

by helen L. Cohen 1919

No thoughtful teacher can have failed, within the past five years, to revise her conception of her functions in the classroom, or to have a new vision of the part she is to play in solving the greatest of our national problems. This new point of view, with all the intellectual and ethical changes in the teacher that it implies, must have followed a period of profound reflection, during which all the attention of which the teacher is capable has been focused on her responsibility in the matter of fostering patriotism and elevating American ideals. She has always known that during the high school period boys and girls must be taught that patriotism means loyalty in word and action to native land and national ideals, but she has just learned that it is her duty to make these boys and girls grasp, at the same time, the thought that American ideals must be made worthy of their great loyalty.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 20 Number 3, 1919, p. 238-249
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3717, Date Accessed: 7/16/2018 2:53:29 AM

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