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Oral history interview with Anthony W. Jackson [electronic resource], 1998.

Creator: Jackson, Anthony
Project: Carnegie Corporation project. Pt. 2.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 104 pages sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96 kHz, 24 bit)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Psychologist.

Scope and Contents

Early life and education: born Los Angeles, CA 1953, middle-class neighborhood in central L.A., bussed to junior high and high school in West LA, awareness of, but little involvement in, civil rights movement, graduated from University High School 1971, undergraduate at University of California at Berkeley, study abroad at University of Sussex, England, M.A. and Ph.D. Psychology University of Michigan, creation and organization of "Black Families and the Medium of Television" conference; post-college career: work in Congress with Congressman Ted Weiss of New York as recipient of Congressional Science Fellowship from the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences, staff member for California Congressman George Miller working with Select Committee on Children, Youth, and Families; work with Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie]: staff director of Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development, writing of Turning Points report on middle-school education, dissemination and impact of Turning Points, move to program officer for Carnegie grant making program in New York, creation and implementation of Middle Grade School State Policy Initiative, changes to implementation and policy resulting in Turning Points 2000: Educating Adolescents in the 21st Century, other important educational grant activities including monitoring racial and ethnic group issues; post- Carnegie work for Walt Disney Company as director of the Disney Learning Partnership; thoughts about leadership changes at Carnegie.

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