ERIC Number: ED329524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan-14
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Education Reform in Missouri and the Effect on Minorities Entering Teacher Education Programs.
Behymer, Jo; Cockriel, Irv
Descriptions are given of three programs at the University of Missouri-Columbia which were implemented to recruit talented minority students into a career of teaching. The first of these, the Brooks Scholarships, are basically "full-ride" scholarships which provide a $3,000 scholarship renewable for 4 years. Two-thirds of the funding is provided by the state. Another is the EDUCARE program, a 6-week summer experience for minority students who have expressed interest in graduate study and a career as a professional educator. The program's objectives are to: provide selected minority students with an opportunity to participate in research and scholarly activities, introduce students to opportunities for graduate study, acquaint them with procedures for applying and securing financial aid, and help in planning for a career in professional education. The program is funded jointly by the university and the U.S. Department of Education. The third program, the Minority Intern Program, is a collaborative effort between the university and elementary and secondary schools. The program provides college students with opportunities to observe and work with professional educators in and out of the classroom. Internships are for one semester with opportunity for renewal and include a $1,500 stipend for each full semester the intern is enrolled in the program. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: University of Missouri Columbia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Education (5th, Lexington, KY, January 14, 1991).