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Guide to the Pauline Snedden Sears Papers
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Description
Professional papers from her teaching career at Stanford University.
Background
Pauline (Pat) Sears earned her a.b. in psychology at Stanford in 1930, her M.A. in child guidance at Teachers College, Columbia University in 1931, and her Ph.D. in psychology at Yale University. Before joining the Stanford faculty in the School of Education in 1953, she taught at Yale and Harvard and was a research associate at the Child Welfare Research Station at the State University of Iowa. At Stanford she was promoted to assistant professor in 1955, associate professor in 1958, and full professor in 1966; she retired in 1973 with the rank of Emeritus Professor. While at Stanford, Prof. Sears was a research associate with the Stanford Center in Research and Development in Teaching. Her research subjects included the classroom effects of computer assisted instruction, development of creativity, and teaching strategies for effective reinforcement of culturally different children. In addition, she was administrator of the Elementary Teaching Training Program and organized the program in child development in the School of Education. Prof. Sears was the co-author of two books: In Pursuit of Self-Esteem and Intellectual Development.
Extent
2.5 Linear feet
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Availability
Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.