Yaeger, Selma I., 1903 - 1993. Oral History Interview, 1980.
Scope and Contents
First year of teaching in a rural school
School Board's function
Social statues and role of teacher
Accommodations and relations with boarding family
Extra curricular and community responsibilities of teacher
Religion in school
Discipline in classroom
Handicapped and gifted children
Tape 2: Handicapped child (wheel chair) Practice teaching for urban schools Handicapped child (deformed arms) Comparison between rural schools and schools in ca. 1980
Tape 3: Materials and facilities Limited curricula Classroom rewards State Boards Slow and gifted children Record keeping Learning to read in rural school versus urban school Motivation of children by encouragement Follow-up questions
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Biographical / Historical
Selma I. Yaeger attended rural school in Blue Earth County, Minnesota and graduated from Mankato High School in 1922. As a senior in high school, she earned her Rural Teacher Education certification. Yaeger taught school in Ohnstead County from 1922 to 1927. Following her teaching experience, she entered Mankato State Teachers College for one year and studied urban teaching. Following this learning experience, Yaeger worked as an educator in an urban school before retiring to raise her family in 1930. Later in her life, she worked as a tutor and substitute teacher.
Language of Materials
The Selma I. Yaeger collection contains an audiocassette recording, CD duplicates of the audiocassettes, and a transcript of an interview conducted at Yaeger's home in 1980. The interview deals with Yaeger's recollections of her roles and responsibilities while working as a rural schoolteacher during the 1920s. Patrice L. Johnson conducted the interview.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Selma I. Yaeger donated this collection in August 1980.
- Yaeger, Selma I., 1903 - 1993. Oral History Interview, 1980.
- Rick Smith processed this collection.
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