ERIC Number: ED294843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Recruitment and Induction of "Quality" Students Into Teacher Education: A Case Study.
Marshall, J. Dan; And Others
This paper discusses findings from the first two years of a 6-year longitudinal study related to the recruitment, training, and retention of quality students into teaching. The paper highlights the importance of developing "adequate indicators" to guage our conceptions of quality and provides selected, standardized instrument data from the study's population as a basis for discussing the importance of commitment to teaching. The paper also explores the value of sustained or extended recruitment as a way to develop and monitor students' introduction to the teaching profession. Finally, the paper frames these data-based discussions within a critique of current reform agendas designed to recruit quality students. Contributions toward substantive reform in teacher preparation will arise only from teacher education research which sets out to expand intellectual parameters and to bracket public sentiment. (Appended is a list of 126 references). (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).