ERIC Number: ED292942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Recruiting and Selecting Teachers for Urban Schools. ERIC/CUE Urban Diversity Series, Number 95.
This monograph reviews literature on, and presents recommendations for, recruiting and selecting students who will train to become teachers for urban schools. Studies show that urban patterns of poverty, early parenthood, and other social ills make urban school children at high risk for academic failure. There is a critical shortage of teachers in urban schools especially minority teachers. In addition, many of the present teachers are not trained for urban teaching. Teacher training institutions must develop new programs to train, recruit, and retain properly trained teachers. The programs must include faculty and curricula which effectively prepare students for the urban school experience. Full year, supervised intern teaching in an urban setting should be required before certification. The monograph contains discussions on the following topics: (1) the educational reform literature; (2) the continuing and increasing need for teachers in urban schools; (3) admission criteria for teacher education programs; and (5) the future: combining the two worlds of teacher education, the one which relates directly to urban life and the one which is university based and does not confront urban issues automatically. An appendix summarizes the teacher education portions of major reports on school reform. A questionnaire for teacher education candidates is included. The bibliography contains 62 items. (VM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Faculty), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Student Characteristics, Student Teaching, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Urban Education, Urban Schools
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.