Academic journal article Vitae Scholasticae

Editor's Note

Academic journal article Vitae Scholasticae

Editor's Note

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This issue of Vitae Scholasticae serves as a reminder that teaching and learning can occur in unexpected places. Von Pittman's "Correspondence Study and the 'Crime of the Century" presents readers with a pair of improbable educational visionaries: two convicted murderers who worked with a little-known university administrator to develop a comprehensive system of high school education for incarcerated adults. Using a variety of primary sources, Pittman highlights the life of the correspondence program along with the contributions of individuals who created and sustained it.

In "With or Without Reservation: An Indigenous Community Accesses Charter School Reform," author Alison Reeves shares her autobiographical experience as director of a school for the Tohono O'odham tribe in Arizona. Reeves' story details the work of teachers, administrators, parents, and citizens to provide a rich, "ethnically focused" education for indigenous people in the wake of centuries of colonization.

The U. S. Civil War provides the backdrop for James Morice's article, "Organizational Learning in a Military Environment: George H. Sharpe and the Army of the Potomac." This biography examines General Sharpe's efforts to build a learning organization by systematically collecting and analyzing information about the enemy. The author shows how Sharpe's comprehensive efforts impacted organizational decision-making and foreshadowed subsequent U. …

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