Teacher Education Oral History Project
The Teacher Education Oral History Project is designed to enrich an understanding of the evolution of teacher preparation at Towson University, and to create a resource for students, faculty, alumni and others interested in that history. The oral history interviews are participants’ personal accounts of their experiences at Towson University and their subsequent careers in education. The interviewees were sent a set of interview questions prior to their interviews based on information they provided. The participants were given an opportunity to review their transcripts and make corrections.
The collection serves as a resource for many audiences. Alumni can reminisce by viewing interviews from administrators, faculty, and fellow students. Researchers can visit the collection to study the historical developments in teacher education. Current students can examine the oral history as part of their preparation to teach. Faculty will find the collection an excellent resource for courses in the foundations of curriculum and pedagogy.
Interviews include video and audio recordings. Some interviews also include transcripts and associated materials including photographs, letters, certificates, and more.