Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman appears in the following:

A Foreign Melody: Bel Kaufman Expounds on Pedagogical Concerns

Monday, July 28, 2014


Bel Kaufman, who died on Friday at 103, became an unofficial spokeswoman for the urban teacher after her book Up the Down Staircase was published in 1965. Hear her humor and insight in this rare audio treat.

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Bel Kaufman

Wednesday, March 23, 1966

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Author of "Up the Down Staircase," Bel begins her talk by mentioning that her first work published was a poem she wrote at age 7. She speaks about how she became ...