During his stint with the Thorndike committee, Rugg had become interested in the work of a number of contemporary social critics, and his intellectual interests began to shift from engineering and statistics to the social sciences. Army Committee on the Classification of Personnel during World War I. Rugg later edited the journal after it had been renamed Frontiers of Democracy. Rugg directed his attention primarily toward teacher education and foundations of education in the last years before his retirement. We know now that a Second World War did erupt, although not exactly as feared.
During and after the 1930s Rugg was a leading spokesperson for the reconstructionist point of view — that is, the view that formal education could, and should, be utilized as an agent of social change. How far will Putin go in his quest to reestablish Russia as a world power? People had strong feelings about him, both negative and positive. He did the same with Vermont authors or writers who set their stories in Vermont, collecting obscure information and tracking down writers through family and friends. He worked the road with many Opry acts such as Jean Shepard, Stonewall Jackson, Bill Carlisle and Leroy Van Dyke. Harold continued to attend Black River Academy and was elected vice president of his junior class. He compiled extensive bibliographies and many times found and acquired examples of rare or lost Vermont authors and imprints.
The Rugg social science series. We can take comfort in that. He died in 1960 in Woodstock, New York. The July 1960 issue of Educational Theory contains a four-part memoir on Rugg. Rugg applied his training to reassessing how curriculum was created.
The fear is that as nations enter into an arms race, another massive war might erupt. Indeed, by virtue of his textbooks Rugg was the only reconstructionist who managed to present his views to significant numbers of students, at least temporarily. It also was one of the first treatises on the two major emphases within Progressive education—child centeredness and social reconstruction. He also served for over a decade as social studies editor of Senior Scholastic and for 11 years as editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology. In this controversy, these groups accused Rugg of anti-Americanism, socialist or communist leanings, as well as anticapitalism. The flags have been halfmast for over a week now.
In 1959 he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and worked the Flame Club with Dave Dudley. He corresponded with authors, asking them for examples of their work for Dartmouth. He corresponded regularly with Vermont pottery and glass collector John Spargo and bought many pieces of Bennington pottery from him. In some respects, the nation seems like a madhouse. Louise Krueger, who had become Rugg's second wife on August 25, 1930—they had one child—assisted with the preparation of eight of the books.
Rugg's work reflected most of the significant developments in American education during the first half of the 20th century, when progressive education was in its ascendancy. Rather than providing an official version of national history, this series of educational pamphlets focused on social problems in the United States and encouraged students to explore potential solutions. Citing this material Please include a link to this page if you have found this material useful for research or writing a related article. Rugg is probably best remembered for his contributions to social reconstructionism during the. We know that now, but in the 1930s, the situation seemed desperate and chaotic. His books in these areas were well respected and received but did not have the lasting impact of his curriculum work.
High government officials are defying the law. They can't barrack until this is over. But we do know how it all resolves. Hal was inducted into The Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 1989. Franklin Parker describes the Rugg textbook controversy in the Midwest Quarterly Autumn 1961 , and Sanford W. He was one of the most versatile educators associated with the progressive education movement.
The experience Rugg gained at Chicago led in turn to a post with 's U. The work with Thorndike was noteworthy in that it was the first widespread attempt to test adults for aptitudes and intelligence. Nevertheless, he was able to matriculate at Dartmouth College, graduating in 1908 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and earning a graduate civil engineering degree from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Civil Engineering in 1909. He subsequently took a position as an instructor and researcher at the University of Chicago. He traveled to Boston and visited with fellow autograph collectors. This interest inspired him to gain a doctorate in education at the University of Illinois in 1915, and he began a college teaching career at the University of Chicago, where he taught until 1920. In 1947 he published Foundations for American Education, long the most comprehensive treatment of the subject, and the 1950s found him in the front rank of those searching for the secrets of the creative process.