ERIC Number: ED323205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Bill To Provide Financial Assistance for Teacher Recruitment and Training, and for Other Purposes. U.S. Senate, 101st Congress, First Session (September 26, 1989).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
The purpose of this bill is to: (1) improve teacher recruitment by identifying, supporting, and recruiting prospective teachers from junior high school through graduate school with incentives and financial support aimed at attracting highly qualified individuals; (2) encourage access to the teaching profession for people currently in other professions; (3) alleviate shortages of teachers, including minority teachers, particularly in urban schools with a high concentration of disadvantaged students, and teachers specializing in certain subject areas or trained to work with certain populations; (4) improve teacher training by encouraging new developments in teacher preparation which provide for greater integration of subject matter and pedagogical training; (5) improve teacher retention by supporting new teachers' induction into the teaching profession; and (6) improve teacher retention by providing opportunities for experienced teachers to take leadership roles in professional development academies, school-based management efforts, and sabbatical programs. (JD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.