O'Connell, Corrinne part 3 (tape #28 side a)

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Tape stock length: 60 min
Running Time: 30 min


Mrs. O'Connell talks about what being a supervisor at a model school for WCSU actually entailed. She also talks about the resistance she met with when WCSU toyed with the idea of expanding the student teaching program in the 1950s
Label Contents: 11/17/1976



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Friel, Jack


O'Connell, Corrine


Running Time: 30 min

Time Summary

0-10 Min: had a degree to work with the mentally disabled and worked with Dr. Cuts in that field in late 30s early 40s; talk of Mr. Durgy and his general competence and knowledge of WCSU physically, most memorable member of non administrative WCSU staff;
10-20 Min: each year at the model schools the first week was left to the supervisors, a teacher's teacher, and after that the student teachers would come in; the start up of each year meant that the supervisor had to get her class under control before handing it off to the student teachers; she recalls that in certain years she was responsible for as many as three student teachers' classes; the city of Danbury itself was not interested in allowing WCSU to extend the student teaching program to schools that were not model schools;
20-30 Min: again makes note of the fact that she graduated high school at sixteen and WCSU at eighteen and was teaching students her own age when she first started;


Friel, Jack -- interviewer. “O'Connell, Corrinne part 3 (tape #28 side a).” Jack Friel University History Collection, MS004. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 22 Oct. 2019.


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