Interview with A. D. Albright, July 18, 1989

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

Interview Summary

A.D. Albright continues the discussion on educational reform in Kentucky in the late 1980s. He describes the results of taking the management of education away from teachers, and his ideas for changes in the training of teachers. Albright believes both that teachers should have a five year training program, and that educational reform requires built-in assessment. Albright discusses higher education graduation rates and problems for students caused by the lack of good technical and vocational education in Kentucky. He describes the "ivory tower notion" that academia is not interested in reform in elementary and secondary education.

Albright also discusses Kentucky's regional colleges and the problems caused when they sought the same status that UK enjoyed. He states that when the regional colleges changed to universities, it had a detrimental effect on undergraduate education. Albright then describes the push to start a school of veterinary medicine at the University of Kentucky and his opposition to it.

Interview Accession

1989oh181_af372

Interviewee Name

A. D. Albright

Interviewer Name

Terry L. Birdwhistell

Interview Date

1989-07-18

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Albright, A. D. Interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. 18 Jul. 1989. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Albright, A.D. (1989, July 18). Interview by T. L. Birdwhistell. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Albright, A. D., interview by Terry L. Birdwhistell. July 18, 1989, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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