The Resource Oral history interview, Marlene Webb ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Marlene Webb ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Marlene Webb ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This interview records the viewpoints of Marlene Webb, an ESL (English as second language) teacher. Talks about her experiences with immigrants at the Dayton Learning Center; also as a tutor. Mentions nationalities of students and how/when they came to the area (beginning with the Vietnamese; then Laotians and Cambodians; Hispanics, mostly from Mexico; and more recently, Russians.) Explains the purpose of ESL teaching; publishers and training materials; bilingualism; and the language barrier encountered by many. Refers to different cultural and educational backgrounds of various groups and changes in economic and social status. Also mentions the family structure, assimilation (or lack of it) and related adaptabilities of age levels (differences between children and adults). Mentions stereotyping; attitudes among the community at large and differences in cultural values and the general need for greater understanding by the community
Accompanying matter
  • bibliography
  • biography of composer or author
  • historical information
  • other
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the home of Marlene Webb at 1372 Sparrow Court, Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 15, 1993
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 8-4a - 8-4b.
Label
Oral history interview, Marlene Webb ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Stack copy: TRANSCRIPT AND BACKGROUND PAPER ONLY
  • Incomplete transcription of tapes available
  • Forms part of The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley, an oral history project. For a synopsis/background information on the project, see bibliographic record for: The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley [background paper]. Part of an oral history project / Theresa Staropoli. For details on individual interviews, all conducted by Theresa Staropoli, see bibliographic records for the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Rev. Joseph S. Roberson. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Alex Flores. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Willie Chavez. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Ana Sanchez and Efraim Sanchez-Garcia. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Tanya and Sasha Reut. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Thu Huynh. For summaries of interviews not put on tape and not transcribed, see bibliographic records for the following: Oral history interview / Marta F. de Meza. Oral history interview / Laura Draim. Oral history interview / Sam Ritchie. Oral history interview / Sheryl K. Wyse
Accompanying material
1 transcription ([16] leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
36881776
Dimensions
1/8 in.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
2 sound cassettees (ca 65 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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