The Resource Oral history interview [transcript], Sheryl K. Wyse ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli

Oral history interview [transcript], Sheryl K. Wyse ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli

Label
Oral history interview [transcript]
Title
Oral history interview [transcript]
Statement of responsibility
Sheryl K. Wyse ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the viewpoints of Sheryl K. Wyse, a teacher for the Harrisonburg City public schools ESL program. Reviews the history of the program, beginning in 1984; also earlier efforts. Gives statistical figures on the number and nationality of ESL students (total figure as of Oct. 1992: 101 students), the rapid growth of the program (in 1988-89 there were only 16); also numbers of teachers, with plans for more hiring. Mentions organization of classes; how students are divided (by fluency levels); credits needed for graduation; and the Va. English Language Literary Passport Test. Talks about new approaches to ESL teaching (ex. use of native language/English language textbooks, other innovations). Briefly mentions assimilation and difficulties/changes that occur especially with older students, and the influence that ESL teachers have on students trying to adjust to a new culture
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Interview setting: Harrisonburg City School Board Building, Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 18, 1992
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 8-12.
Label
Oral history interview [transcript], Sheryl K. Wyse ; interviewed by Theresa Staropoli
Publication
Note
  • Stack copy: TRANSCRIPT AND BACKGROUND PAPER ONLY
  • Paraphrased transcript from interview
  • Forms part of The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley, an oral history project. For summary information on this project see bibliographic record for: The New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley : An Oral history project [background paper] / Theresa Staropoli (OCLC record). For details of 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] / Marlene Webb. 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
Control code
36890661
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
[2] leaves

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