The High School Journal

Edited by Sarah Bausell

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 101, No. 3

Size: 7” x 10”, average length 80 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 0018-1498


The High School Journal publishes research, scholarship, essays, and reviews that critically examine the broad and complex field of secondary education. Founded in 1918, it is one of the oldest peer-reviewed academic journals in education. The journal is managed by students and faculty in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is published quarterly by the University of North Carolina Press. For more information, visit the The High School Journal‘s website.

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Editorial Staff
Managing Editor

Torrie Edwards

Associate Editor

Christoph Stutts

Editorial Board Manager

Sarah Bausell

Editorial Board

Elizabeth Barrow
Torrie Edwards
Jamie Kudlats
Christoph Stutts
Joshua Corbat
Kelly Barber-Lester
Heather Aiken

Faculty Editor

Jocelyn Glazier

Editor Emeritus

Gerald Unks

National Board

Catherine Cornbleth, University of Buffalo
Mark Ellis, California State University, Fullerton
Michelle Fine, City University of New York
Ruben Gaztambide-Fernandez, University of Toronto
Beverly Gordon, The Ohio State University
Nancy Lesko, Teachers College, Columbia University
Janet Miller, Teachers College, Columbia University
Sherry Southerland, Florida State University
Tom Vander Ark, Vader Ark/Ratcliff

Advisory Board

Kate Allman, Duke University
Lilia Bartolomé, University of Massachusetts Boston
Roderick L. Carey, University of Delaware
Zan Crowder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Josh Diem, University of Miami
Jeremy Hilburn, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Sherick Hughes, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jennifer Job, Oklahoma State University
Margarita Machado-Casas, University of Texas at San Antonio
Scott A. Morrison, Elon University
Enrique Murillo, California State University, San Bernardino
Paula Groves Price, Washington State University
Brandon Sams, Auburn University
Meredith N. Sinclair, Southern Connecticut State University
Luis Urrieta, University of Texas at Austin

Table of Contents


From the Editorial Board: On Arming k-12 Teachers by Lana M. Minshew

Literature Standards Past and Present: Driving Toward a Disappearing Horizon by Matthew L. McConn & Andrew M. Blaine

Perceived Barriers, Anxieties, and Fears in Prospective College Students from Rural High Schools by Terrell R. Morton, Nestor A. Ramirez, Judith L. Meece, Cynthia Demetriou & Abigail T. Panter

Cultural Competence, Race, and Gender: Portraits of Teaching in High School College Access Programs by Spirit D. Brooks

The Impact of Project Ho`oku`i Participation on Native Hawaiian High School Students’ Perceptions of High School and College Coursework by Kelly D. Roberts, Kiriko Takahashi & Hye Jin Park

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