August 2021 Cover & Highlights
The farm in the song on the cover, a translation by S.D. Rodholm from the original by Jeppe Aakjær, evokes a scene in the line drawing from the 1929-30 Grand View College yearbook, Viking.
Bruce Yeager presents various attitudes toward Nature that European Americans have held in "Land and the American Spirit."
Ed Andersen takes us back to his school in rural Iowa in "Fredsville Country School during World War II," which is followed by a report of recent vandalism in the cemetery of the Fredsville Lutheran Church.
Hanna Broadbridge reports on "The Danish National Church's Educational and Knowledge Center's Latest Publication."
We return to 1939 to read Johannes Knudsen's thoughts in "The Place of Americans of Danish Descent in Building the World of Tomorrow," an essay that won first prize in a contest sponsored by the American Denmark Committee of the 1939 New York World's Fair. Related to the Danish Pavilion at the fair, we see a couple of photos and read from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt's diary of her experiences there.
Dr. Clay Warren provides a brief introduction to Grundtvig e Freire: scolas populares na Dinamarca e no Brasil, a recent book edited by Dr. Sérgio Haddad with essays in both Brazilian and English that draw connections between the educational philosophies of Grundtvig and Freire and show their modern implementation.
The obituary of Arlan Andersen concludes the issue before the final Post Script by the editor who riffs on guidance and pathways.
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