Corcoran, Gertrude B. (1922-2012)
Year Retired from SJSU
Stanford University, 1960 ECLD.
Post‑doctorate work: Linguistics 60 units, SJSU,
Stanford, UC Berkeley
San Jose State University, 1952 MA
San Jose State College, 1950 BA
Colorado Women's College, 1941 AA
San Jose State University, Professor, 1965-1992
San Jose State University, Assoc. Prof., 1960-1965
San Jose State University, Asst. Prof., 1955-1960
San Jose Unified School District, 1950-1955
Administrative and Professional Experience
Student Teaching Supervision, 1956‑1991.
Chairperson, Elementary Ed., 1981‑1984; Early Retirement, Teaching Fall Semester.
Model B. H. Wragge‑Robinson's Dept. Store, Los Angeles, 1943‑1945.
Pacific Tel‑Tel, San Jose, 1945‑1948.
Bulletin for the Association of Student Teaching, 2 articles, 1960, 1962.
Journal of Religious Education, 1 article, 1961.
Santa Clara County Office of Education, Teacher's Supplement, Teaching the Roberts English Series, Grades 1‑6, 1969.
Ronald Press, Language Arts in the Elementary School: A Modem Linguistic Approach, 1970.
F. E. Peacock Publishers, Inc., Language Experience for Nursery and Kindergarten Children, 1975.
Wadsworth Publishing Co., Reading Principles and Practices for Elementary School Teachers, co‑authored with Betty Grand, Resource Teacher, Early Childhood Education, San Jose Unified School District, 1977.
Identifying Instructional Strategies and Materials that Demonstrate Successful School Achievement for Second Language Learners, California Right to Read League, State Department of Education, 1977‑81.
ESL at Almaden School, an Overview, 1981;
ESL Teaching Techniques,1981.
San Jose State University provided for me an environment in which I could share my love of and devotion to teaching with dedicated and stimulating students.
This rich and satisfying life experience was augmented with challenges and stimulating ideas resulting from contacts with colleagues for whom I developed deep admiration and respect as we worked together to improve curriculum and solve procedural and administrative problems.
EFA contacts now ignite memories, spark ideas, and provide opportunity for rewarding professional and social contacts.
Date Completed: 9/96
Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.