ERIC Number: ED287810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Cooperative Second Career Programs. Quality Teachers for Vocational and Technical Colleges and Universities.
Knight, Carlton, W., II
Vocational and technical schools can capitalize upon cooperative faculty source programs. These institutions should also take the initiative and propose modified second career cooperative arrangements with companies in their own geographic regions. A few major corporations now have unique programs that provide financial incentives for potential retirees to begin second careers in teaching. A study was undertaken to identify new and unique programs directly involving personnel. Forty-four major corporations including 28 top Fortune 100 were surveyed. A selected sample of large corporations having acknowledged post-secondary cooperative programs was identified. The data was obtained from among those corporations most likely to have (1) the financial resources; (2) the acknowledged support for post-secondary institutions; and (3) the personnel resources to conduct new ventures of this type. This study focused upon providing full-time faculty arrangements. Three types of full-time source programs are discussed: (1) reemployment assistance efforts (qualified surplus personnel are placed in vocational and technical schools); (2) faculty leaves (employees spend one year teaching in a postsecondary institution); and (3) second career programs (retirees assume a second career in academia). Implications of the study include: (1) through greater awareness, vocational and technical institutions may be able to capitalize upon various cooperative faculty source programs; (2) the current generation of potential second career participants have had outstanding success in their job settings; (3) consideration must also be given to the difference in occupational and organizational climates; and (4) the second career programs appear to offer considerable potential. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (34th, Eindhoven, Netherlands, July 20-24, 1987).