Basic information
Interviewee ID: 990175
Name: Norov
Parent's name: Pagva
Ovog: Pagva
Sex: f
Year of Birth: 1930
Ethnicity: Halh

Additional Information
Education: tusgai dund
Notes on education:
Work: retired
Belief: Buddhist
Born in: Jargalant sum, Arhangai aimag
Lives in: Sühbaatar sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: carpenter

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Summary of Interview 090410A with Norov

He was born in 1930 in Tariat of Jargalant sum of Arhangai aimag. His father was a carpenter and his mother a cattle breeder.

He went to school at the age of nine. Since his childhood he used to sing and dance therefore he was selected as the best at the art examination and he went to Ulaanbaatar to get his reward. He was required to look after his mother therefore after completing the tenth grade he became a teacher. In order to have schoolchildren in the school they rode horses to recruit the children. It was the time when some of the parents were reluctant to send their children to school. He spoke in detail of the peculiarities of the teachers’ job, the complications and hardships, success and rewards and incentives. He also spoke of his health problem, how he has suffered from illness and how he has struggled with it for many years.

He was appointed to the 55th school as an experienced teacher. Though it was a special school, he made illustration materials to develop the children’s psychology and they have become manuals for the teachers. He checked the children’s notebooks and prepared for the class until one or two am after his children had been gone to bed.