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Interview with Pamela M. Grant

Interviewee: 
Grant, Pamela M., 1942-
Interviewer: 
Wright, Christina
Date of Interview: 
2005-05-31
Identifier: 
OHME0357
Subjects: 
Grant, Pamela M., 1942-; Piedmont Open Middle School (Charlotte, N.C.); Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Open plan schools; Open learning; Social sciences--Study and teaching (Secondary); North Carolina--Charlotte; Interviews (Sound recordings); Oral histories
Abstract: 
Pamela M. Grant recounts her twenty-six year teaching career at Piedmont Open Middle School. Mrs. Grant became involved with the open learning movement in education during the late 1960s, and gave up a career in academia in order to teach at Piedmont Open. She explains the theoretical and philosophical foundation of open education as a teaching method, and describes the evolution of Piedmont’s approach to open education. Mrs. Grant recounts how faculty experimented with everything from the structure of the school day to the physical building itself in order to find the best outcome for the students. Mrs. Grant then discusses her many teaching strategies within this atmosphere, as well as giving testament to how her teaching methods have impacted her past students.
Coverage: 
North Carolina--Charlotte; circa 1968 - 2005
Interview Setting: 
Mrs. Grant’s Home, North Carolina--Davidson
Collection: 
Open schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg
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