ERIC Number: ED390799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers for California's Schools in the 21st Century: Recruitment and Support Programs. Executive Summary.
McLevie, John G.
Surveys of colleges, schools, and departments of education in most of the 73 state and private institutions that offer teacher preparation programs in California indicated that projections for the teaching profession showed little increase in diversity to ensure equity, or provided sufficient role models for students from all ethnic groups. The chapters in this report discuss programs developed in the California State University system and several other colleges to address this problem. Chapter 1, "California: A State of Vibrant Diversity. Multicultural Classrooms in a Multicultural Society," focuses on future population projections, the creation of a pipeline of possible teacher candidates, and minority group drop-out problems. The second chapter, "Teacher Preparation Programs that Work," describes college programs and alternative and pre-collegiate programs that provide support for students over a number of years. "Recruiting Excellent Teachers," the topic of chapter 3, addresses college and pre-collegiate programs. Recommendations developed for the purpose of further discussion with experienced specialists include: the establishment of teacher recruitment centers, continued support for the California State University Teacher Diversity Programs, support for alternative programs, and the development of future educator clubs. (LL)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, College Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Futures (of Society), High School Students, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Minority Group Teachers, Multicultural Education, Program Development, Schools of Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation)
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 1812 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814-7000.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; Diversity (Student); Teacher Candidates
Note: For full report summarized here, see SP 035 931.