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- Creators: Danielczyk, Melissa
- Creators: Gilbert, Mark
- Member of: Connecting to Community Through Oral History (C2C)
This is a graduate student contribution to the C2C project through Arizona State University. The interview is with Mr. Mark Gilbert, a high school special education teacher, in Birmingham, Alabama. The focus of the interview is on his work in special education. He provides an in-depth look at the role of special education teachers, particularly those in Alabama. Mr. Gilbert discusses various regulations, burn-out rate, and the negative discrepancies between special education teachers and general educators while also shining a positive light on why he remains in such a high-stress education role.
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.