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Reminiscences of Tom Roderick : oral history, 2002.

Creator: Roderick, Tom
Project: September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript 33 pages sound recordings 1 audio disc (87 min.) : digital ; 3 in.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Executive Director, Educators for Social Responsibility Metro.

Scope and Contents

Grew up in Akron, OH; education: B.A. Yale University, M.A. Bank Street College; career: teacher in East Harlem Block Schools, Educators for Social Responsibility [ESR]; ESR Metro: founder/director of New York office, work to moblize and organize educators, reminiscence of shifts in organizational focus over time, curriculum development, nuclear-age education, conflict resolution programs, peace education programs, Critical Thinking in Action programs, children's literature, skills in interrupting bias, peer mediation, assertiveness training; September 11th: radio and television coverage; post-9/11 focus of ESR Metro: information distribution, teaching about a traumatic event, using current events as teachable moments to explore subjects like--terrorism, global politics, Israeli-Palestiinian conflict, war, and civil liberties, JP Morgan Chase World Trade Center Disaster Relief Fund, grief curriculum, community-building, bias incidents against Muslims, curriculum on Islam and Arab world, Muslim and Arab youth, exacerbated racial/ethnic tensions, curriculum for guidance counselors, using current events to challenge test-taking emphasis of current educational trends.


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