ERIC Number: ED303458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Tennessee Task Force on the Supply of Minority Teachers.
Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Recommendations by the Tennessee Task Force on the Supply of Minority Teachers address the issue of student entry into teacher education. A five-year plan of action includes the following recommendations: (1) support collaboration of the Tennessee Education Association and the Tennessee Department of Education in revitalizing Future Teacher/Young Educator Clubs and in the initiation of a mentoring program for minority students entitled "Partnership to Assist Student Success"; (2) establish Teacher Cadet programs in high schools; (3) provide matching grant programs in support of teacher education projects designed to attract post-high school minority graduates of four-year institutions who work in fields other than education; (4) initiate a Teaching Fellows Service Award Program for talented minority students; (5) develop in institutions of higher education programs, curriculum strategies, and practices that enable minority students to enter teacher education and successfully complete requirements for admission to the profession; (6) create a teacher job bank to facilitate responding to the demands of a competitive market for qualified teachers; and (7) institute annual reports to the State Board of Education on supply and demand for teachers, including information on the supply of minority teachers. The benefits and implementation of each recommendation are outlined. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.