ERIC Number: ED065369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
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Training and Techniques of Oral History. Final Report.
The project described in this document sought to structure primary source research, basic to the historian's approach to knowledge, into the liberal arts curriculum through the development of a pilot program for training undergraduates in the techniques of oral history research. The subject under investigation, the working woman in Southern California, was designed to focus on local and regional history. The aim was to introduce the students to the entire oral history process and thereby test the validity of oral history in the classroom. The students prepared for their interviews by reading and discussing in class articles, books and government reports on working women and the feminist revolution today. The instructor and students drew up a list of basic questions to ask in their interviews. The students gained an understanding of the oral history process and important data was gathered. Appendices, which comprise a major portion of the document, consist of articles on oral history and working women, as well as interview reports from the class. (Author/VLW)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Employed Women, Field Interviews, Higher Education, History Instruction, Interviews, Local Issues, Oral History, Pilot Projects, Questioning Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
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