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Pamela Grant oral history interview, 2005 May 31

 Digital Record
Identifier: OH-ME0357

Dates

  • 2005-05-31

Biographical / Historical

Pamela M. Grant was a 63-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place in her home in Davidson, North Carolina. She was born in New York, New York in 1942. She was educated at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Winthrop College, and University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and was employed as a teacher.

Extent

141 Minutes

Language of Materials

English

General Note

Pamela M. Grant recounts her twenty-six year teaching career at Piedmont Open Middle School. Mrs. Grant became involved with the open learning movement in education during the late 1960s, and gave up a career in academia in order to teach at Piedmont Open. She explains the theoretical and philosophical foundation of open education as a teaching method, and describes the evolution of Piedmont' approach to open education. Mrs. Grant recounts how faculty experimented with everything from the structure of the school day to the physical building itself in order to find the best outcome for the students. Mrs. Grant then discusses her many teaching strategies within this atmosphere, as well as giving testament to how her teaching methods have impacted her past students.

Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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