ERIC Number: ED309144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Redesigning Teacher Education. Opening the Door for New Recruits to Science and Mathematics Teaching.
Darling-Hammond, Linda; And Others
The supply of traditional school of education graduates must be augmented to meet the demand for science and mathematics teachers. This report examines recent programmatic responses to breaking down institutional barriers. In most instances examined, special programs were designed to prepare mathematics and science teachers, and each program was targeted on a specific population such as retired persons, persons changing careers, or recent college graduates. The problems identified underscore the need to move teacher education to the graduate level. Descriptions are given of a number of special teacher preparation programs which are classified into three categories: (1) nontraditional recruitment programs which provide potential teachers from nontraditional pools with course work and other requirements for certification in mathematics or science; (2) alternative certification programs, designed to prepare teachers to meet revised state certification requirements for entering teaching; and (3) retraining programs, designed to help teachers already trained in other fields to obtain endorsement or certification in mathematics or science. (JD)
Descriptors: Career Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Nontraditional Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Schools of Education, Science Teachers, Student Characteristics, Teacher Certification, Teacher Recruitment
The RAND Corporation, Publications Dept., 1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Sanda Monica, CA 90406-2138 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 300 233 and SP 030 847.