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Oral history interview with Vivien Stewart, 1999.

Creator: Stewart, Vivien
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 303 pages sound recording: 5 sound cassettes videorecording: 6 videocassettes (122 minutes)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Foundation executive.

Scope and Contents

Childhood in Portsmouth, England; education: Oxford University; travel in Africa prior to graduate study; Russell Sage Foundation research fellow; career: Carnegie Corporation of New York: program assistant, program officer, associate secretary, program chair for Education and Healthy Development of Children and Youth, senior advisor to president, acting vice president; foundation work: working relationships with colleagues, balancing work and motherhood, thoughts on task forces, cooperation with other foundations, combining grantmaking and operating functions, transitions between presidents Alan Pifer, David Hamburg and Vartan Gregorian, expanded staff and budget; work on educational issues: childcare and young children's development, improving junior high school education, prevention of adolescent problems through non-school programs, financing early education, update of teacher training and school curricula, importance of school-based leadership and community support, women and minorities in education and teaching, public exposure to task force reports, American versus foreign educational support systems, general awakening of interest in education nationwide; combining funding of model programs with general reform initiatives; challenges facing Carnegie at time of interview.


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York for sessions recorded in video (Sessions 6-7), 1998.

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