ERIC Number: ED237467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
An Inquiry into Student Recruitment Efforts and Attitudes of 245 Schools, Colleges and Departments of Education from Three Types of Institutions and of Four Sizes.
Crabtree, Vaun C.
A study described efforts of 245 schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDEs) at private, public, and traditionally black institutions to recruit students into preservice teacher preparation programs, and the attitudes of teacher education department heads at those institutions toward several aspects of student recruitment. Results received from a survey questionnaire indicate that the majority of SCDE recruitment is carried on in a casual and unsystematic, unplanned fashion, unless it is performed through a Systematic Student Recruitment Program (SSRP). Lack of funds and personnel were seen as the major difficulties encountered in recruitment programs, and results showed little, if any, money allotted to, or by, SCDEs for recruitment purposes. According to over 80 percent of SCDEs, the number one criterion used for selecting a target population for recruitment was student interest in a program like theirs, and the most effective recruitment method was through scholarships. "Blacks" was a minority group underrepresented at 73 percent of SCDEs from public institutions and 58 percent of SCDEs from private institutions. A large percentage of SCDEs reported science and mathematics as areas where recruitment is needed most. A list is provided of 30 SCDEs that have "rigorous" SSRPs. The study discusses each survey question in detail and includes 53 tables. Appended to the report are: the basic questionnaire; the survey cover letter; individual responses to six open-ended survey questions; and a bibliography. (JMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Systematic Student Recruitment Program