Priestly, Clarence 2017-11-10

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This interview features Clarence Priestly as he discusses his career in education. In this interview, Clarence describes how he got involved in education, facing discrimination in the classroom and school district, and his advice for future educators.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Clarence Priestly

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: November 10, 2017

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 00:49:03 (49 minutes)


Introduction and background information; Education, interest in teaching; Getting drafted: GI bill; Teaching; how education changed; Encouraging respect; classroom; How discrimination in the school system is changing; Enforcing discipline; Favorite subject to teach; other activities he was involved in; Relationship between the community and church; Advice for future educators.

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in reading room

Transcript: yes

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