ERIC Number: ED336870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Cooperative Teacher Aide-Scholar Program.
Manny, Gary; And Others
A collaborative program between the Fort Worth Independent School District (Texas) and several regional private and public colleges to alleviate district teacher shortages is described in this paper. The Cooperative Teacher Aide-Scholar Program, which developed instructional aides into certified classroom teachers, provided participants with an annual stipend and paid leave time dependent upon maintenance of an acceptable grade point average. All school personnel are now eligible, and a substantial proportion of minority candidates are enrolled. Financial and academic support is provided by regional universities. A conclusion is that although the teacher shortage has not yet abated, the program is reasonable and achievable. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Texas (Fort Worth)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (51st, San Francisco, CA, April 13-16, 1991).