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Interview with Richard Van Hoose & Marvin Dodson

Identifier:

1976 OH 011

Date:

12/17/1976

Description:

Richard Van Hoose is a native Kentucky born in 1910. He received his A.B. from Georgetown and his M.A. from the University of Kentucky in education. From 1933-34. Mr Van Hoose worked in Franklin County and Frankfort as a teacher and principal. He then held the position of Superintendent of Anchorage schools from 1943-46; principal and recreation director in Jefferson County from 1946-48; director of Instruction from 1948-50 and superintendent of Jefferson County schools throughout the 1950's and 1960's.

Mr. Marvin Dodson is a native Kentuckian. He received his a.B. and M.A. from Western Kentucky University. He served as a teacher, principal, and superintendent at Hart County schools. He also served as superintendent at Horse cave. Mr. Dodson later worked as director of Pupil Transportation, director of Public Relations in the department of Education, and as Executive Secretary of the Kentucky Educational Association.

Rights:

Contact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, rights and permission to publish.

Interviewer:

Peel, Barry

Location:

Louisville, KY

Time Summary:

1-4 Introduction
10-14 First recollections of Martin
14-24 Relationship with Martin during Martin's term as Superintendent of Public Instruction
24-31 Martin's expertise in school finance
31-44 Martin's role in the development and implementation of the Minimum Foundation program
44-57 Martin's advocacy for federal aid to education
57-71 Martin's relationship with Carl Perkins; success in obtaining federal funds for Eastern
71-94 Martin's involvement in politics while superintendent; qualifications for the office
94-114 relationship with Chandler
114-141 Martin's effectiveness in aiding Kentucky Education Association (KEA); relationship with KEA
142-169 Assessment of Martin as superintendent of Public Instruction; Martin's expertise in school finance Van Hoose
169-175 First recollections of Martin
176-184 assessment of Martin as Superintendent; reaction of superintendents in general to Martin's term as Superintendent
184-241 Martin's response to Brown decision; attitude toward desegration; Martin's policy of allowing local boards a large degree of autonomy in resolving problems connected with desegregation
241-263 Martin's advocac y for federal funding; Martin's unsuccessful attempt while superintendent to finance school construction through the use of state bonds
263-275 Martin's relationship with Jefferson County
276-285 Martin's role in developing educational television in Kentucky
285-293 Martin's relationship with Jefferson County
294-322 Relationsihip with Martin in drafting and implementing foundation program; disagreement with Martin over failure to include research funds in Minimum Foundation program
322-362 Relationship between poitics and education; extent that politics intruded in Department's decisions; Martin's proposal to make supertintendent an appointive office Dodson
363-390 Martin's attempts to reverse flight of teachers from Kentucky; attempts to upgrade teachers' salaries; Martin's philosophy of education; effectiveness as an administrator Van Hoose
402-429 Martin's philosophy of education; effectiveness as an administrator; Martin's response to Sputnik; his defense support of American education system; call for increased financial support Dodson
451-461 Martin's defense of educational system in response to light of criticism generated by Sputnik Van Hoose
461-471 Martin's call for increased financial support of Minimum Foundation Program
471-519 Martin's effectiveness as administrator at Eastern; temendous development of physical plant Dodson
519-537 Need for Council on Public Higher Education to coordinate system of public higher education in Kentucky Van Hoose
610-613 Martin's ambitions; qualifications for Governor Dodson
613-628 Anecdote concerning Martin and Clements; summary, attributes of Martin's character Van Hoose
653-697 Summary, Martin's historical place in Kentucky education and politics

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