This interview is with a retried Special Education & Elementary School teacher, Jeanne Gaia. She taught from about 1969-2009 in Yolo & San Joaquin County. Covered in the interview is her personal, family & education background; her experiences as both a special education and 2nd grade teacher; key changes in education such as curriculum, teacher autonomy, carrying out the mandates of the "No Child Left Behind" Act, the influx of children of Southeast Asian refugees & migrant workers; cultural and language issues; changes in technology; personal issues that affect children & their education; charter schools and the importance of improving public schools; violence & the 1989 Cleveland School Shooting in Stockton, CA; changes in society, future of teaching & possible solutions.
- C2C Interview With Jeanne Gaia
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