Individual Presentation or Panel Title

Stories of My Life in Curriculum

Abstract

Based on the archives I am developing for the GSU Library, I have been reflecting on some forty years in education, and am writing some memoir-like stories. So, I could do a session on them. They emerging in three sets: (1) stories of my life in education from rural (even one-room) schools in Indiana, to suburban elementary school teaching in the Chicago area, to being a professor at UIC, and retiring to GSU; (2) stories of ridiculous decision making in the absurd worlds of educational policy and practice counter-balanced with stories of meaning and hope; (3) stories of noted characters and events in curriculum history that I have experienced or witnessed. I would be glad to do one or more of these. This could easily take a whole session.

Presentation Description

I will share with the audience the following: (1) stories of my life in education from rural (even one-room) schools in Indiana, to suburban elementary school teaching in the Chicago area, to being a professor at UIC, and retiring to GSU; (2) stories of ridiculous decision making in the absurd worlds of educational policy and practice counter-balanced with stories of meaning and hope; and (3) stories of noted characters and events in curriculum history that I have experienced or witnessed.

Keywords

memoir, life stories, curriculum history

Location

Magnolia Room C

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Jun 12th, 5:00 PM Jun 12th, 6:00 PM

Stories of My Life in Curriculum

Magnolia Room C

Based on the archives I am developing for the GSU Library, I have been reflecting on some forty years in education, and am writing some memoir-like stories. So, I could do a session on them. They emerging in three sets: (1) stories of my life in education from rural (even one-room) schools in Indiana, to suburban elementary school teaching in the Chicago area, to being a professor at UIC, and retiring to GSU; (2) stories of ridiculous decision making in the absurd worlds of educational policy and practice counter-balanced with stories of meaning and hope; (3) stories of noted characters and events in curriculum history that I have experienced or witnessed. I would be glad to do one or more of these. This could easily take a whole session.