Interview with Hazel W. Forsythe, April 1, 1992

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

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In this second interview with Professor Hazel Forsythe, she describes her work and the organizations with which she is personally involved. She is a member of several Caribbean associations. She describes her job as one that is good for personal development, but that does require certain skills such as working with others. Forsythe also discusses her teaching methods. She sees her research as the most difficult aspect of her position, but talking with students the most fun. She describes some of her travels, including trips to Indonesia to collect information for UNICEF. Forsythe also talks about UK in general and the outside perception that Kentucky is not interested in education. Forsythe discusses the influence of gender on academic career possibilities and reacts to people who consider her work "women's work." As a native of Guyana, she describes racial influences upon her career at UK, but explains that that she has never seen any racial tension on campus. She talks about working conditions, stating that the expectations for the amount of work that the faculty should do is unrealistic. She also describes her work experience, stating that after receiving her B.S. degree, she worked with the Ministry of Education in Guyana as a lecturer in the College of Education. She then taught teachers strategies for nutrition and worked with the Carnegie School for Home Economics, which organized home economics and nutrition programs throughout Guyana. She also worked as a part-time lecturer at the University of Guyana and as the principal of a school.

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1992oh142_af491

Interviewee Name

Hazel W. Forsythe

Interviewer Name

Gabrielle Billings

Interview Date

1992-04-01

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Forsythe, Hazel W. Interview by Gabrielle Billings. 01 Apr. 1992. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Forsythe, H.W. (1992, April 01). Interview by G. Billings. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Forsythe, Hazel W., interview by Gabrielle Billings. April 01, 1992, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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