ERIC Number: ED068002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
[Pre-Service Teacher Recruitment, Training & Placement for Professional Personnel Retiring from Industry. Director's Evaluation Report.]
Runnalls, James J.; And Others
The major objectives of the Pre-Service Teacher Recruitment Program, in operation during the summer of 1969, were: (1) to recruit early retirees from industry and the military who possessed a technical competence to take the necessary courses in the art and science of teaching to prepare for a second career in teaching; and (2) to develop a data center that will provide information on job opportunities available in the junior colleges and technical institutes of the U.S. Participants were enrolled in 5 courses that are used as the basis for vocational certification in the State of Wisconsin: Methods of Teaching, Philosophy of Vocational-Technical-Adult Education, Education Evaluation, Guidance, and Psychology of Teaching. Selection of participants was based on: (1) current position; (2) age (generally for persons over 50 years); (3) recommendations from the applicant's latest supervising officer; and (4) degrees (a minimum of a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in coursework was required). The participants in the program felt that they were much better prepared to enter the classroom as teachers and that the program as a whole was a great success. (HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stout State Univ., Menomonie, WI.