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- Creators: Ferreira, Blake
- Creators: Ford, Mark Everett
- Member of: Connecting to Community Through Oral History (C2C)
Mark Ford, a student of Arizona State University Online, interviewed Bruce Hall, a high school History teacher at Episcopal Collegiate in Little Rock, Arkansas. The questions covered the topics of the educational culture, academic expectations, and issues of integration and equal opportunity experienced by a private school.
This interview discusses Dorsaf Kouki’s early educational background, her teachers training in Paris and her desire to return to Tunisia upon completion of her degree. The discussion continues to discuss the changes in education between the establishment of Tunisian independence under Habib Bourgiba to reforms under Ben Ali and how the Arab Spring movement of 2011 has further contributed to educational reform. The interview also discusses the differences between rural and urban Tunisian education and the significance of the American Cooperative School of Tunis’s efforts to involve itself in local community action. Discussion of the education ministry and its efforts to address shortcomings in the school system is included as well as Mrs. Kouki’s efforts in the Lion’s and Rotary Clubs to impact the community.
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.