ERIC Number: ED336383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
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The Missing Rung of the Teacher Education Ladder: Community Colleges.
Anglin, Leo W.; And Others
The demographics of a declining minority teaching population are well documented. Community colleges enroll 43 percent of all the Black and 55 percent of all the Hispanic undergraduates in the United States. By reviewing previous barriers to community college student transfer into teacher education programs and recent trends creating a favorable atmosphere for such transfer, a case is built for incorporating community colleges as an important rung in the teacher education ladder. A working model (The Teaching Leadership Consortium) for a community college-university minority teacher recruitment project is described. Recognizing that such recruitment efforts are complex and are complicated by institutional barriers, the paper offers six recommendations for those considering the adoption of a similar recruitment strategy. These recommendations include: (1) a formal signed partnership agreement; (2) a boundary spanner role; (3) careful joint planning; (4) coordinated student support systems; (5) a community college pre-education curriculum; and (6) field experience/preservice arrangements with local schools. Fourteen references are included. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Cuyahoga Community College OH; Kent State University OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (42nd, Atlanta, GA, February 27-March 2, 1991).