Oral Histories

Interview of Corinne A. Seeds

Principal of the UCLA University Elementary School (UES).
Subtitle:
University Elementary School
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA University Elementary School
Interviewer:
Nunis, Doyce B. Jr
Interviewee:
Seeds, Corinne A.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Lack of funds prevents pursuit of journalism course at Stanford University; enrollment in teacher training, Los Angeles State Normal School, 1908; study of psychology; graduation at time of high unemployment among teachers, 1910; teacher, Mira Monte Elementary School; gangs headed by Dirty Dozen in riverbed area; principal, Americanization Center and Socialized Evening School; outreach literacy programs; study at Teachers College, Columbia University, 1919-21; influence of John Dewey and William Heard Kilpatrick; return to Los Angeles; prejudicial effect of deafness and father's trade unionism; training teacher, University of California, Southern Branch; master's degree, Columbia University, 1924; C. W. Waddell and University Elementary School (UES); principal of UES, 1925-57; on School of Education faculty, 1928-57; introduction of new educational ideas; community reaction to progressive education; UES moved from Warner Avenue to UCLA campus, 1944; opposition to UES; study units on Russia and China; Los Angeles Unified School District conflict with UES; Avril Allen; support from Family School Alliance: John W. Caughey, William C. Putnam, Emmet G. Lavery, and Jean Trapnell; appearances before Tenney committee; Harry Hoijer; Clarence A. Dykstra; relations with School of Education; Edwin A. Lee; Jesse A. Bond; new UES buildings.