Vitae Scholasticae

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring

Davis, Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Biography
Cynthia J. Davis. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Biography. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010. ISBN-10: 0804738890; ISBN-13: 9780804738897. 537 pages. While the personal histories of many of America's feminist foremothers remain largely...
Editor's Note
In his epic novel War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy wrote of the Napoleonic invasion of Russia, "Every general and every soldier was conscious of his own insignificance, aware of being but a drop in the ocean of man, and yet at the same time was conscious...
Evolving Strategies and Emerging Selves: Two Junior Faculty Reflect on the Road to Tenure
"I have recurring feelings of ... uncertainty, frustration, because I don't ... feel like I can do all the work, much less do the quality kind of work that I would like to do." (1) "Please do know that I am ... generally a very time-conscious deadline...
Noraian, Women's Rights, Racial Integration, and Education from 1850-1920: The Case of Sarah Raymond, the First Female Superintendent
Monica Cousins Noraian. Women's Rights, Racial Integration, and Education From 1850-1920: The Case of Sarah Raymond, the First Female Superintendent. New York: Palgrave Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-230-61322-5. 189 pages. This historical biography presents...
Rhoades and Bailey, Wanted-Correspondence: Women's Letters to a Union Soldier
Nancy L. Rhoades and Lucy E. Bailey. Wanted--Correspondence: Women's Letters to a Union Soldier. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-8214-1805-5.410 pages. Wanted--Correspondence: Women's Letters to a Union Soldier contains the complete...
Sel(f)ves Breathing: (Re)encounters with the Lived Experiences of Teacher
Beginning to Breathe To engage in living inquiry is to learn to let go, to leave the spurious safety of Research--that crumbling roof over education that often separated us from life and rarely protected us anyway--and to enter an open field, ears...
The Artistry of an Editor: Nora Barlow and the Darwin Manuscripts
Introduction In 1933 Nora Barlow, Charles Darwin's granddaughter, as editor, published her first book on the Darwin manuscripts. Her book, titled Charles Darwin's Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S. "Beagle," was the first major book on the Darwin manuscripts...
The Second Great Awakening and American Educational Reform: Insights from the Biography of John Milton Gregory
School attendance in America at the beginning of the 19th Century was undemocratic. Poor and working-class households could not afford the loss of a potential worker. Children would often work at home or be hired out. Children of slaves were not schooled...