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- Creators: Blackston, Kim
- Creators: Fong, Kathryn
- Creators: Huval, Lukas Kyle
- Member of: Connecting to Community Through Oral History (C2C)
Connecting to Communities Through Oral History (C2C) - Interview with an administrator of a small, South Louisiana high school
The interview centers around a conversation with an anonymous public school administrator at a small, South Louisiana high school. The interviewee covers topics from the problem with teacher retention, school security, salary, and the future of public education nationwide.
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.
Audio interview with Kindergarten teacher Nancy Malek and her experiences in teaching in New Mexico at a year round, multi level school and in Washington State at both public and private schools. Issues of politics in education, bilingualism, funding, and charter schools are also discussed.
This Interview is with Kim Blackston in Springdale AR at the Don Tyson School of Innovation on September 22, 2016. Throughout the interview we discuss her views of how school has changed during her tenure as a teacher and how the School of Innovation has changed her teaching.