ERIC Number: ED381508
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-21
Reference Count: N/A
Students for Education.
Spor, Tara M.
This paper is the text of a speech given by the president of "Students for Education," a students' organization at Rutgers-The State University at Camden (New Jersey), describing her experiences organizing and leading the group. She describes the organization's first year when it was a grassroots organization with the goal of becoming an officially recognized student group. Activities that year included creating a student advisory board and meetings with members of the Department of Education over development of a new admissions policy. In the spring of 1993 Students for Education was recognized as an official student group and the speaker was elected president. She then focused in the next year on securing funds and an office on campus for Students for Education. When a detailed budget and schedule of planned events was submitted, the speaker reports that they received immediate approval for funding. An account of an official meeting of the new chairperson of the Education Department with the group describes the announcement that all education students might not be guaranteed student teaching placements and that a fee might be instituted for student teaching assignments. The paper closes with a description of follow-up activities of the speaker and her group to address these concerns. (JB)
Descriptors: College Students, Department Heads, Elementary Secondary Education, English Teacher Education, Higher Education, Organizational Effectiveness, Personal Narratives, Preservice Teacher Education, Student College Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Student Organizations, Student Teaching
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rutgers the State University Camden NJ; Students Activity Funds
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (Orlando, FL, November 16-21, 1994).