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Kayla Williams discusses her life up until her current age of 22 years old. Williams details the struggles that she faced while having to grow up without her mother being very present in her life. She also comments on spending a great deal of time being raised in her grandparents' house and how she would cope with her life struggles. She came from…

Kentucky educator Agatha Manion discusses, in great detail, her maternity leave experiences and the ways it impacted her job, and, more generally, her life. Manion also shares details on a feminist mentor who helped her navigate both her educational and occupational career paths. Her interview wraps up with discussions over her students and her…

Amanda Carman shares her views on feminism, workplace gender discrimination, and a car accident she was involved in and the ways it impacted much of her life. Additional topics include family history, occupational history and discussions about her children.

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Nita Benson reflects back on her life by discussing her childhood memories, her educational background, her work history as a secretary, and her life as a mother and housewife. In her interview, she shares that she realized she learned to take care of others by watching and learning from her mother. Benson concludes that she is satisfied with her…

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Richard Cole discusses the social studies program at Western Heights High School.

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Brian Wearing, the Chairman of American Studies at Canterbury University discusses his program and teaching United States History in New Zealand.

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Altea High School Students discuss their impressions of American History and the ways it is taught in New Zealand.

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Anthony Bocker discusses his responsibilities as a History and Economics Professor at Awatapu College.

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Phillipa Hunter, Head of Teacher Education, discusses her professional background in history and social studies, as well as her adminstrative tenure at the University of Waikato.

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Graham Hucker discusses the curriculum he followed while instructing students at Palmerston North Boys High School, as well as his duties as the Head of the Social Studies Department at the Palmerston North College of Education.

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Tom Curham discusses the History curriculum at Auckland Teachers College, which changed its name and status in 1985 and combined with another institution, the Secondary Teachers College of Auckland, to become the Auckland College of Education.

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Maureen Montgomery discusses the American Studies program at the University of Canterbury.

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Betty Connor, Department Head of History and Social Studies, discusses how American History is taught at Queen Victoria College (School for Maori Girls), known in the Maori language as Te Kura Kuini Wikitoria. She also gives an account of the school's history, which stretches back into the 19th Century.

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Raymond Richards discusses how American History is taught at the University of Waikato.

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Dr. Rob Rabel discusses how American History is taught and perceived in New Zealand.

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Hans Van Dyk discusses American Studies at the University of Auckland.

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Kay Harrison, head of the History & Social Studies Department at Aotea College/High School, discusses her curriculum and teaching American Studies in New Zealand.

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Jessica Johnston, an American citizen, discusses how she teaches American Studies courses on deviance at University of Canterbury.

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Jefferey Cleveland discusses how he teaches American History at Rotorua Girls High School in Rotorua, New Zealand

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Keith Beattie, an Australian who teaches American History at Massey University discusses his curriculum and approach to teaching American Studies.

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Worwick Tyler discusses how he teaches his American Revolution courses at Massey University.

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Chris Craddock, a social studies instructor, discusses the curriculum he follows at St. Peter's College, a Catholic school for boys in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Pam O'Connell and Graham Henderson discusss their history curriculum at Aranui High School

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Trevor Burnhard, an American History Instructor at University of Canterbury, discusses his curriculum and teaching methods.

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Grant Miller, a Social Welfare Instructor, discusses the curriculum he follows at Palmerston North High School.

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Ken Harris, an American Literature specialist, discusses the American Studies program that he heads at Canterbury University.

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Dr. Jock Phillips discusses his role as the Chief Historian in New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs.

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John Owens discusses teaching United states history in New Zealand classrooms.

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Dolores Janiewski discusses her background and teaching role in the Department of History at Victoria University .

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Three students from Napier Boys High School discuss their impressions and knowledge of United States' culture and history.

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Tony Murdoch, the Head of the Department of Social Studies at Aranui High School discusses the American Studies program that he supervises. Due to the interview location the sound quality is relatively poor.

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Reverend Colin Brown, a Univeristy of Canterbury Philosophy and Religious Studies Professor discusses American Studies in New Zealand.

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E.T. Kingsbeer, a retired New Zealand Policeman discusses living and working in New Zealand.

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Hellen Isobel Frizzell discusses oral history in New Zealand, and her role as the Oral Historian for Presbyterian Support Services. The interview also contains a candid conversation between Ellis and Frizzell in which they discuss the practice of oral history and relate their particular expertises.

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Frank Corner, New Zealand's former Ambassador to both the United States and United Nations, discusses his impressions of American society and culture.

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Lawrence "Laurie" Alfred Cox discusses his role as the Executive Director of New Zealand-United States Educational Foundation.

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John Denton is a native of Cumberland County, TN. He attended University of Tennessee at 16 years old. In this interview Denton describes his college career and the ROTC experience. He joined the Army after obtaining his master's degree and served in the Vietnam war.

Elaine Tackett is a Fayette County native and an EKU faculty member in the Department of Government. In this interview she discusses her reasons for attending EKU and campus life. She also attended Chase Law School in Northern Kentucky and practiced law in Eastern Kentucky before being employed with EKU.

Robert McKinney was born in Hart County, Kentucky. He joined the Army after high school and upon being discharged he was hired by the Louisville Police Department. He would later join the State Police force before coming to EKU to help start the Law Enforcement Training Program. In this interview, McKinney describes working as a police officer and…

Cindy Peck was born in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Stanford High School in Stanford, Kentucky, in 1973; upon which she immediately enrolled at EKU. She changed her major six times before settling on English. In this interview, Peck describes her path from a student to EKU Employee, and notes the differences between her time as a student and…

Guy Strong was born in Irvine, Kentucky, where he played multiple sports growing up. He attended the University of Kentucky from 1948-1951, on a basketball scholarship, where he found himself on a national championship team. He transferred to EKU for one year before entering the military and serving in the Korean War. He then returned to EKU on the…

Ron Marionneaux was born in Monroe, Louisiana. After attending Louisiana Tech, Dr. Marionneaux joined the Army. He returned to college at Northeast Louisiana State College and completed his PhD at Indiana University in 1970. In this interview, he talks about the accidental meeting by the incoming chair of the Geography Department at EKU and being…

Roland Wierwille was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to German parents. He attended the University of Cincinnati for one semester to play basketball, but came to EKU on a basketball scholarship in 1958, majoring in physical education and economic education. In this interview, Wierwille describes attending EKU and coaching at Transylvania University and…

William Sexton was born in Carlisle, Kentucky, and attended the University of Kentucky for one semester before transferring to EKU. During his time at Eastern, Sexton moved from student to faculty, to department chair to dean, and then up to two vice-presidencies. In his interview, he describes what he has done at EKU, including leaving to join the…
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