School of India for Languages and Culture

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Titles School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC) Oral History Project: Interview with Neena Gada
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Neena Gada was born in India and immigrated to the U.S. as an adult. She is one of the founding members of SILC. She has served as a teacher, administrator and board member. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Personal background; founding of SILC; purpose and goals of SILC; first day; organizational structure; tuition; student and staff recruitment; managing an all volunteer organization; teaching materials; experiences as a teacher; rewards and challenges of teaching; school board; enrollment; secularity; outreach activities; maintaining ties; important visitors; discipline; special events; Festival of Nations; programming for adopted children; parental perspective; SILC experience and trips to India.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
47 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:41:40 running time
Creation Interviewee: Gada, Neena
Interviewer: Sonifer, Polly
Subjects East Indian Americans -- Education -- Minnesota -- Saint Paul.
Dates Creation: 03/15/2000
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 88 (Library Call Number)
AV2002.159.2 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC) Oral History Project'


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