Table of Contents

John Ivo Basor

[Tape 1, Side A]

Background — Arrival in the United States — Public school enrollment and adjustment — Concurrent attendance at adult school — Lester Oakes and other adult school staff — Methods of teaching ESL in the 1960's — Size of Watsonville adult program in the 1960's — Taking diploma classes in the adult school — Citizenship — Cabrillo Community College — Adult school advisory council — University of California, Santa Cruz — San Jose State University — Teaching at the adult school continuously — Teaching in community college and high school — Different approaches to teaching ESL in the different systems

[Tape 1, Side B]

Change in ESL instructional methodologies — In-service training — Life story as model for students — Former teachers to colleagues — Master's thesis: history of Watsonville adult education — Review of former adult school directors — Different teaching assignments — Professional organizations — Radcliff School as home to adult education in 1980's and 1990's

[Tape 2, Side A]

Community activities — Major changes in adult education over 40 years – Wish list for adult education


[Tape 1, Side A]

Experience in Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education — Profile of communities served — Major departments in adult school — Variety of ESL programs — Cooperation with community college — Adult elementary and secondary programs — Impact of increased diploma requirements on adult school — Concurrent students — Student support services — Student recognition — Scholarships — Successful students

[Tape 1, Side B]

Fundraising for scholarships — Staff contributions to statewide adult education — John Basor as successful adult school model — Coordinated Compliance Review