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School of Education Records, 1939-1986

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Oregon State University. School of Education.
Title
School of Education Records
Dates
1939-1986 (inclusive)
1966-1975 (bulk)
Quantity
4.6 cubic feet, (5 boxes)
1 microfilm reel
Collection Number
RG 184
Summary
The School of Education Records document the academic and research programs of the School of Education at Oregon State University in elementary and secondary teacher education as well as vocational and adult education. Teacher education began at OSU in 1909 under the department of Industrial Education and culminated with the merger of the College of Education with Western Oregon College (now Western Oregon University) from 1982 to 1989.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The offering of coursework in teacher education at OSU began in 1909 under the direction of the Department of Industrial Pedagogy. Initially, only classes in the preparation of public school teachers in the topics of Elementary Agriculture, Domestic Science and Art, and Manual Training were offered by the Department. By 1914, however, programs for the instruction of Commerce and Extension Methods were added to the curriculum. In 1918, OSU was designated by the State Board of Vocational Education to serve as a center for the preparation of teachers in vocational subjects and was organized into six areas of instruction: Agricultural Education, Commercial Education, Education, Home Economics Education, Industrial Education, and Psychology.

In 1932, an administrative reorganization changed OSU's teaching program from the School of Vocational Education to the School of Education and expanded the focus of the School to include instruction in preparing students to teach in the Biological and Physical Sciences, Agriculture, Mathematics, Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Secretarial Science, or for educational and vocational guidance. Expanding to include courses in physical education and a department for science education in 1942, the School began to offer a four-year degree course in Elementary Education in 1954 and later received national ten-year accreditation in elementary and secondary education and counseling. In 1962, a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education was first offered by the School. By the early 1970's, teacher preparation courses became largely field- based, with the School placing students in public schools early in their program.

In 1982, responding to budget cutbacks, the State Chancellor of Higher Education merged the OSU School of Education with that of Western Oregon State College (now WOU). Despite creating the largest School of Education in Oregon and the region, the merger dissolved in 1989 due to logistical complications. That same year, classes in teaching program fell under the direction of the OSU College of Education. Due to further budget reductions after the passage of ballot Measure 5 in 1990, the College of Education was merged with the College of Home Economics in 1991 to form the College of Home Economics and Education.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Given differences in the series designations between the paper and microfilm records in this collection, the microfilm is described separately below and in the inventory.

The paper records of the School of Education are organized into 6 series. Series I consists primarily of correspondence and memoranda relating to grant-funded research projects and programs, curriculum development, student-faculty relations, education committee work, and admission policies and programs. Series II pertains to research proposals and projects and includes budgetary materials, correspondence, annual reports, field reports, handbooks, newspaper clippings, and completed applications for grant funds. These materials are arranged in rough chronological order.

Series III are meeting minutes from School of Education committees including the Educational Council, Teacher Education Committee, Graduate Advisory Committee, Commission on Missions, and the Computer Education Advisory Committee. Minutes from periodic meetings of the School of Education Division Directors, Dean, and Faculty can also be found in this series.

Series IV contains reports and studies generated primarily by the School of Education, OSU, and the State of Oregon regarding administrative policies and regulations, adult education programs, the OSU/WOSC merger, vocational education, the role and growth of community colleges in the state, and OSU's International Educational Development Program.

Series V are newsletters generated by the School of Education and students in the Education program covering the years 1969 to 1975. Series VI is a packet of photocopied correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reports organized to offer a historical overview on the merger of the OSU and WOSC (Western Oregon State College-now WOU) Schools of Education.

The microfilm records consist of one series: I. General Subject File, 1963-1968. This series includes bylaws, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, and research proposals. These records pertain to the administrative structure of the School, research projects and programs, coursework and enrollment, committees, and the Oregon Education Association.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

School of Education Records (RG 184), Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Correspondence, 1963-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Associated Students of OSU
1973
1
Black Student Union/Fred Milton Protest
1969
1
Camp Adair Buildings
1970
1
College Student Personnel Administration Graduate Program
1968-1972
1
Commission on Missions
1972-1973
1
Curriculum Council
1964-1967
1
Curriculum Development
1970
1
Field Advisory Committee
1968-1969
1
Foreign Educator Visits and Programs
1963-1964
1
General
1964-1977
1
John Adams High School Teacher Preparation Program and the Portland Urban Teacher Education Program
1969-1970
1
OSU-WOSC School of Education Merger
1983-1984
1
Student/Faculty Forum Meeting
1973
1
Three Percent Admission Program
1969-1971
1
Upward Bound Program
1967-1970
1
Vocational Education
1971-1972

Series II:  Research Proposals/Projects, 1962-1973Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Teacher Corps Program
1966-1971
Box
1
Program Proposals
1966-1969
1
Correspondence
1966-1968
2
Correspondence
1968-1971
Final Reports
1968-1970
Box
2
First/Second Cycles
1968
2
Fourth Cycle
1969
2
Sixth Cycle
1970
Box
2
Concept Paper, Sixth Cycle
1971
2
Program Evaluation: Fourth Cycle
1969-1971
2
Amendments: Second Cycle
1968
2
Ammendents: Fourth Cycle
1969
2
Guidelines for Submission of Proposals for
1971-1973, 1970
2
Draft Budget Guidelines for 1968-1970 Programs
1968
2
Provisional Guidelines
1967
2
Models for School Programs
undated
2
Handbook for Team Leaders
1968
2
National Program Directory
1968-1970
2
Public Relations Handbook
1969
2
Research and Evaluation Reports from the Field
1969
2
Mid-year and Final Field Reports from Portland
(compiled by the Portland Region Program Supervisor Ingeborg MacHaffie)
1968
2
Daily Log
undated
2
Guide for Interns
(Developed by OSU Teacher Corps Program interns)
1969
2
Local Agency Proposal: Hood River County School District
1966-1967
2
Newspaper Clippings
1966-1969
2
Budgetary Materials
1966-1971
2
General
1967-1970
The Oregon Program
1961-1966
Box
3
The Oregon Program
1962-1965
3
Draft Proposals
1961
3
Annual Reports
1963-1966
3
Office Manual
1964
Box
3
Conference to Develop In-Service Training Activities
1964
3
Vocational Teacher Education Study
1964-1965
3
Institute for State Vocational Guidance Supervisor Personnel: Vocational Theory Into Action Programs
1966
3
NDEA (National Defense Education Act) Counseling and Guidance Institute
1966-1968
3
Issues and Problems in Elementary School Administration
1967
3
Evaluation of the Research Coordinating Unit Program
1967
3
Interpretive Studies of Career-Choice Process Research
1968
3
Institute for Advanced Study: Prepare Industrial Arts Teachers to Teach a Student-Centered Electronics Curriculum
1968
3
An Institute for Junior College Student Personnel Specialists
1968
3
Short Term Institute for Community College Personnel
1968
3
Data-bank for Vocational Teacher Education
1968
3
Project SOUL (Service Organization for Understanding Leadership)
1968
3
To Improve the Skills of Educational Administrators as Effective Leaders
1968
3
Vocational Teacher Recruitment
1968
3
Catholic Education/Archdiocese of Portland Study
1968-1969
3
Training Program for Counselors/Educators
1968-1970
3
In-Service Institute for Superintendents of Schools
1968-1970
3
Institute to Prepare Support Personnel to Assist the Counselor in Disadvantaged Schools
1968-1971
3
Improvement of Undergraduate Education
1969
3
Cultural Pattern: Adult Education Advancement
1969
3
Instructional Program with Individualized Instruction Learning Packages for the First Year Electronics Program at OSU, Oregon's 12 Community Colleges, and Oregon Technical Institute
1969
3
Administrative Institute for the Study of the Moral Problems of Youth in American Society
1969
3
Adult Education Graduate Teacher Education Program
1969-1970
3
Hoover Elementary School (Corvallis) Project
1969-1970
3
Upward Bound Program
1969-1972
3
Professional Vocational Leadership Development Program
1970
3
Career-Oriented Relevant Education (CORE)
1970
4
Clinical Vocational Teacher Education for the Disadvantaged
1970
4
Individualized Continued Progress Curriculum for Undergraduate Vocational Teacher Education
1970
4
Fellowship Program: Preparing Minority Groups as Counselors/Educators
1970
4
A Proposal for a Career Information Center for Oregon
1970
4
Cooperative Curricula Development Component (B-43)
1970-1972
4
Competency-Based Educational Programs
1971
4
College Work-Study Teacher Internship Program
1971
4
A Proposal for an Off-Campus Career Education Personnel Preparation Center
1971
4
Portsmouth-Adams (Portland) Differentiated Staffing Project (School Personnel Utilization Program)
1971-1972
4
Portland Urban Teacher Education Project
1972
4
Rural Development Act Title V Proposals
1972
4
Short Term Training Program for State Directors of Guidance and State Supervisors of Employment Counselors
1972
4
Exploratory Industrial Career Development Models
1973
4
Competency-Based Training Program for Manpower Counselors
1973
4
Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
1973
4
Communications Media Occupations Cluster Continuation Project
1973
4
Individualization of Instruction in the Health Occupations
1973
4
Workshop: Teacher-Education Cadre Cooperative Work Experience
1973
4
A Self Learning Approach to Career Education in Teacher Preparation Programs
1973
4
Education Program Designed for Preparation and Utilization of Auxiliary Personnel for the Dental Health Team
1973
4
A Continuation of the Project of Training Vocational Teachers from Business and Industry for Teaching in Secondary Schools and Community Colleges in Oregon
1973
4
Using Curriculum Materials in Adult Education
1973
4
A Proposed Mediated System for Instruction of Carpenter Apprentices
4
Computer Assisted Instruction and Its Application to Teaching Grade Ten Basic Electricity at Corvallis High School
undated
4
Rural Family Advisory Program: A Pilot Effort
undated
4
Columbia-Blue Mountain Economic Study
undated

Series III:  Minutes, 1967-1984Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
Commission on Missions
1972
4
Computer Education Advisory Committee
1983
4
Dean's Cabinet Meetings
1972-1973
4
Dean Search Committee
1972-1975
4
Division Directors Meetings
1969-1972
4
Educational Council
1972-1976
4
Graduate Advisory Committee
1970-1973
4
Liberal Arts Education Meetings
1975
4
Migrant Labor Task Force
1968
4
Professional Development Committee
1983
4
School of Education Faculty Meetings
1973, 1984
4
Teacher Education Committee
1967-1968, 1979-1982
4
Testimony: Educational Coordinating Council-Committee on Community College Governance
1967
4
Vocational Education/ Divisional Council Meetings
1971-1972

Series IV:  Reports/Studies, 1939-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
Adult Basic Education: Program Evaluation
1970
5
Adult Education in Oregon's Public Schools and Community Colleges
1969
5
Annual Reports of Supervised Teaching
1939-1945
5
Electronics Instructors In-Service Institute Report
1969
5
Evaluation Reports of the School of Education
1976, 1978
5
Faculty Advising Handbook: Dept. of Elementary Education
1968-1969
5
Governor's Task Force Report on Seasonal Agricultural Labor in Oregon
1968
5
Increasing the Research Capacity of Schools of Education: A Policy Inquiry
1981
5
Information and Procedures: For CSSA (College Student Services Administration program) Graduate Students, Faculty, and Advisors
1983
5
In-Service Planning Conference for Teachers of Adults, Final Report
1970
5
International Educational Development Program
1960, 1966-1972
5
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
1970, 1980
5
OSU/WOSC School of Education Progress Reports
1982/1983, 1985
5
Policy and Procedure Reports
(Reports regarding grant terms for educational personnel development programs, academic advising, and the Graduate Committee)
1968-1975
5
The Position of the Faculty and Students of the School of Education, OSU Regarding: Function, Mission, Principles, Preparation of Education Personnel
1972
5
Pre-Service and In-Service Education for Community College Personnel in Oregon Community Colleges
1970
5
Pre-Service Summer Session Report: June 20-August 31
1966
5
Proceedings: Fourth Annual National Voc-Technical Teacher Education Seminar
1970
5
The Role of the Community College in Training the Disadvantaged
1970
5
State Plan for Vocational Education
1965
5
Study of Community Attitudes Toward the Siletz Schools
1969

Series V:  Newsletters, 1969-1975Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
The Link
(Student School of Education Newsletter)
1970-1975
5
Notes and News, School of Education Newsletter
1969-1970, 1973

Series VI:  Historical Review, 1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
OSU/WOSC School of Education
1986

Microfilmed RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Series I: General Subject File
1963-1969
Reel Folder
1 1
Dean's Advisory Committee
1967-1968
1 2
Memorandum
1967
1 3
Contract: Oregon State Board of Higher Education on behalf of OSU and Oregon State Board of Education
1966
1 4
General Correspondence
1967-1968
1 5
Bylaws, School of Education
1 6
Education Course: ED 310, School in American Life
1963
1 7
Personnel/ASOSU Education Council
1967-1968
1 8
Elementary Education
1967-1968
1 9
Vocational Education-Planning
1966-1968
1 10
Biennial Report
1966-1968
1 11
OEA (Oregon Education Association) Research Reports
1968
1 12
OEA Negotiations Conference
1968
1 13
Course Enrollment Data
1967-1968
1 14
Graduate Faculty
1968
1 15
Counseling Programs
1967
1 16
Community College Teaching Proposal
1967-1968
1 17
EPDA (Education Professions Development Act) Goldhammer-Personnel Development Grant
1968
1 18
I.B. Berkson: Symposium on the Philosophy of Education
undated
1 19
Upward Bound
1967-1968
1 20
Operation PEP (Prepare Educational Planners)
1967-1968
1 21
Adult Education Committee
1968
1 22
Community College Association
1968
1 23
Educational Media
1967-1968
1 24
Education 312-Planning
1967-1968
1 25
Education 310
1968-1969
1 26
The Experienced Teacher Fellowship Program
1967
1 27
ES-70
1965-1968
1 28
Honors Program
1968
1 29
Ohio State University Visitation
1968
1 30
Students for a Democratic Society
1968
1 31
Oregon Educational Research Council
1967-1968
1 32
State Department of Education
1968-1969
1 33
Structure Committee
1967-1968
1 34
Student Personnel Service and Procedures
1968
1 35
Summer Session
1967-1968
1 36
T-Group Committee
1967-1968
1 37
Teacher Corps
1968-1969
1 38
Title V Proposal
1968
1 39
U.S. Office of Education
1967-1968
1 40
Village Green Conference
1968
1 41
Title III Advisory Committee
1968