ERIC Number: ED367604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-14
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Under-Represented Diverse Populations.
Abel, Frederick J.; And Others
This paper describes how five medium-sized state institutions with teacher education programs have begun to meet the needs of under-represented, diverse populations. Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, with large Hispanic and Yakima Indian populations, is participating in collaborative programs to establish a professional development center that will offer undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare teachers and school administrators from under-represented populations and provide opportunities for placebound students to acquire teaching degrees. Jacksonville (Alabama) State University has long served Appalachian Whites and now also serves an urban and rural Black population; it operates the Center for Individualized Instruction, an academic support center providing developmental education services. Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan serves urban Blacks; it recruits a culturally diverse student population, makes scholarships available to minority students, and provides reimbursement funds for undergraduate students seeking bilingual education endorsement. Montana State University serves both the Crow and Northern Cheyenne nations and has implemented the Systemic Teacher Excellence Preparation Project to help Native American and other mathematics and science teachers. The State University of New York at Plattsburgh, which has small numbers of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and French-speaking Canadian-Americans, conducts an outreach program to increase the diversity of the student body. (JDD)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Black Students, College Programs, Cooperative Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Outreach Programs, State Universities, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Student Recruitment, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Central Washington University; Diversity (Student); Jacksonville State University AL; Montana State University; Saginaw Valley State University MI; State University of New York Coll at Plattsburgh
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (74th, Atlanta, GA, February 12-16, 1994).