ERIC Number: ED317539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar-3
The Effects of Scholarships on SCDEs' Efforts To Attract Preservice Teacher Education Students.
George, Thomas W.; Blank, Kermit J.
A survey of 58 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education member institutions was conducted on the effects of efforts by schools, colleges, and departments of education to recruit bright and talented minority preservice teacher education students through the use of academic scholarships. Major findings include the following: (1) 30 percent of the institutions reported available preservice teacher education scholarship funds; (2) the average scholarship was reported to be $1,520/year; (3) 6 institutions reported increases in scholarships, 4 reported gains, and 18 were unable to assess the effects of these scholarships; (4) 8 institutions had teacher education scholarships designated exclusively for minority students; (5) 10 institutions reported an increase in the use of scholarships for recruiting students, 6 reported gains, and 18 were unable to measure the effects; (6) private institutions were significantly more willing to designate scholarships on the basis of academic merit alone; (7) private institutions indicated significantly more willingness to award four-year scholarships than did public institutions; (8) 13 institutions gave special scholarship consideration to students enrolled in certain teaching fields, 8 gave preference to mathematics students, while no private institution had such inclinations; and (9) entering freshmen were reported to be most likely to receive scholarship assistance. (JD)
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 Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Anaheim, CA, March 3, 1989).