Teacher Education Oral History Project
The Teacher Education Oral History Project is housed as a special collection in the Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University. The goal of this project is 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 this history.
The collection serves as a resource for many audiences. Alumni can visit the collection to reminisce by clicking on interview narratives from administrators, faculty, and fellow students. Researchers can visit the collection to study the historical developments in teacher education. Current students can also visit to examine the oral history as part of their preparation to teach. Faculty will find the oral history collection an excellent resource for courses in the foundations of education and in curriculum and pedagogy.
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 had provided. The participants were given an opportunity to review their transcripts and make corrections. Any photographs or other artifacts they provided are found at the end of their transcripts.