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exceptional children
Designation for students who have different educational needs than the average child. Many children in exceptional children's (EC) programs have physical, mental, or social disabilities, but in North Carolina academically gifted children are also classified as EC.

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Schoolchildren learn lessons, Angkor Wat
This is a recording of children reciting their lessons in a one-room schoolhouse located among the ruins of an ancient Khmer civilization in Cambodia. The schools in Cambodia vary, but some rural schools are like early American schools. One teacher teaches...
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Schoolchildren reading, Angkor Wat
This is a recording of children reciting their lessons in a one-room schoolhouse located among the ruins of an ancient Khmer civilization in Cambodia. If I remember correctly, the teacher was holding a book at the front of the class, and all the children would...
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Children's games
This was recorded as part of a multi-day Mekong Delta tour that started in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) and finished in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is a unique experience to cross the border over water rather than overland. We were amongst the first groups...
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Kathmandu neighborhood children sing
Diwali is the "festival of lights" that is celebrated by Hindus in either October or November. Like Christmas or Thanksgiving, this is a time to enjoy with families and friends. The holiday also celebrates the triumph of good over evil, and is associated with...
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Little girls selling bracelets to travelers
In this recording, you can hear young girls selling handmade bracelets- they repeat the same phrase in English over and over again. This is common in Angkor Wat, where at every temple, children and adults are selling everything from crafts to food to drinks...
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Long Way to Travel
Long Way to Travel is part of the John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip collection at the Library of Congress. John Lomax was a folklorist and musicologist who traveled throughout...
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Latrelle McAllister oral history excerpt
Latrelle McAllister is an African-American woman who attended West Charlotte High School from 1973 until 1976, during the first years of integration. She speaks about her experiences of both segregated and integrated schools during her interview, and compares...
Format: audio/interview
Latrelle MacAllister on desegregation
Latrelle MacAllister is an African-American woman who attended West Charlotte High School in Charlotte, North Carolina from 1973 until 1976, during the first years of integration. She speaks about her experiences of both segregated and integrated schools during...
Format: audio/interview
William Culp oral history excerpt
Excerpt from oral history interview with William Culp, a teacher who taught at an integrated school in Charlotte. Although he attended segregated schools in the 1950s, William Culp’s children attended integrated schools in Charlotte, NC in the 1970s and...
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Hiking near the Himalayas: Mules and kids
Trekking in the Himalayas in Nepal is not like trekking on the Appalachian Trail. Nor is it the same as climbing Mount Everest. Most tourists take certain routes, either to Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, or a shorter route along the same trail. The...
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Vietnamese woman selling
Many tourists in Vietnam take a tour through what was the DMZ, or demilitarized zone, during the Vietnam War. This one-day bus tour visits sights such as Khe San Air Force Base, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and the Vin Moc Tunnels. Where there are tourists,...
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George Wallace on the federal court system
A short excerpt from a 1974 interview between Walter de Vries and Alabama Governor George Wallace. This interview took place at the beginning of Wallace’s third term as governor. Jack Bass, another interviewer, asks Governor Wallace a question about a quote...
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Ila Hartsell Dodson oral history excerpt (labor unions)
Ila Hartsell Dodson was born in 1907 in South Carolina and began working in the Brandon Cotton Mill at age 14. Her mother, father, and all of her nine siblings worked for various cotton mills in North and South Carolina. She met her husband working in the...
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Societal attitudes towards women
In this oral history excerpt, Rosamonde Boyd discusses reasons why women have traditionally taken a deferential role to men. In particular she focuses on her view that many women were unwilling to endanger their security. She also touches upon the issue of...
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Singing Vietnamese pop song on the bus
In Vietnam, I recorded more men, women and children singing songs than in any other country I visited (twenty-one total.) Frequently, passenger buses will play popular music from the radio throughout the trip. On this overnight bus ride from Hoi An to Nha...
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Malay song and rhyme
Two girls are singing childhood songs and reciting rhymes while I record. I met them at a hostel at Tasik Chini, a lake in Malaysia. Though I do not understand what I am saying, it is fun to try to repeat the words I am hearing. They will correct me when I...
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Boy singing in Malaysia
This is a recording of a young boy, Izzudin (11), singing what is probably a popular song in Malaysia. He is singing in Bahasa Melayu. His little brother Aizzad (5) helps out a bit, as does his father when he forgets some lyrics. From my journal: Supposed...
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Buddhist festival ceremony, interacting with audience
Part of a ten day vegetarian Buddhist festival in Trang, Thailand. This is a recording of an evening fundraiser event held at the temple, and is well attended by the local townspeople. Men at the event are considered to be in "trance," or occupied by the spirits...
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Vietnamese woman sings to child
During a multi-day tour of Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island tourists are often herded from bus to motorboat to bus to paddle boat to hiking and back to the bus. I recorded this song, which I consider a lullaby, on a boat ride up the river to a swimming hole. You...
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Harriet Love on integration
In this 1998 oral history excerpt, Love speaks about the motivations people had for supporting integration and starts off with an insightful response. She then goes on to describe many more subtle effects of integration such as the challenged to teachers and...
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