ERIC Number: ED393804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-10
Reference Count: N/A
Second Chance Teachers Program Development in an Historically African-American University.
Burnett, I. Emett, Jr.
In ongoing development of the Second Chance Teachers Program at an historically African-American university, Xavier University of Louisiana, several strategic adjustments to the realities of recruitment were found necessary to achieve enrollment targets. The program was originally conceived as a project to draw surplus military personnel into careers in elementary and secondary teaching while they earned a master's degree in professional education. Adaptation of the original program concept to fit individual student background and career goals in professional education, financial and personal support needs of participants, and limitations of organizational structure proved necessary. Effective adjustment to those factors resulted in successful implementation of the program. It was concluded that viable program development must include a sound original vision, willingness to adapt that vision to the empirical realities encountered in the field, and ongoing focus on the real needs of participants. (Contains eight references.) (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Career Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Management, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Military Personnel, Minority Groups, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Student Recruitment, Veterans
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: African Americans; Second Careers; Second Chance Programs; Xavier University of Louisiana
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Biloxi, MS, November 8-10, 1995).