ERIC Number: ED329529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Restructuring Teacher Education: Effective Strategies To Increase the Number of Black Students in Education Programs.
Rancifer, Jesse L.
This paper addresses the problem of the decline in the available pool of black students in colleges and universities who are choosing teaching as a career. At a time when black students are most in need of good role models and the greatest academic support, black teachers are becoming scarce in the public schools. Three possible reasons for this situation are: the Preprofessional Skills Test and the National Teacher Examination often discourage black students; ineffective recruitment techniques are used by colleges and universities; and the entry-level salary is low. A two-part strategic plan for increasing the number of black students in teacher education programs is outlined. The plan involves action on the community level (church, community, and public schools) and on the college and university level. (JD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Career Choice, Declining Enrollment, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Role Models, School Community Relationship, Standardized Tests, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Teacher Examinations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (71st, New Orleans, LA, February 16-20, 1991).