ERIC Number: ED343900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The 21st Century: A Futuristic Look at Recruitment and Retention in Teacher Education Programs for Hispanic-Americans.
Gonzalez, Gerardo M.
This publication presents an overview of the demographic changes taking place in the United States and the growth of the Hispanic population expected by the year 2000. The personal experiences of a Cuban immigrant attending school in the United States and factors that contributed to his success in overcoming significant institutional as well as cultural obstacles are described. The need for recruitment of more Hispanics into education careers and several recent national developments focusing on enhancing educational opportunities for Hispanics at all levels are highlighted. A special emphasis is placed on the role of colleges and universities in educating Hispanic students and preparing them for careers in education. An example of a comprehensive initiative in San Antonio, Texas, named "Project: I Teach" is outlined. The project brings together local schools and university and national resources in order to: (1) recruit and retain Hispanic students in teacher education; (2) provide academic support, test-taking and study skill development, emotional and psychological support, knowledge about financial aid, facilitation of the transition from high school to college, and provision of Hispanic role models. (LL)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Personal Narratives, Position Papers, School Demography, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hispanic American Education
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on the Recruitment and Retention of Minorities in Education (6th, Lexington, KY, January 12-14, 1992).