ERIC Number: ED342722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Research & Consultation on: Access and Transition into Ontario Teacher Education for Under-Represented Groups.
Meyer, John R.; And Others
This research project analyzed results of data collection from surveys of and interviews with a population of underrepresented groups at three Canadian university sites: Windsor, London, and Thunder Bay (Ontario). The project designed a program for transition from secondary and/or undergraduate university level education or concurrent or consecutive teacher education programs. It created a model for access and admission of targeted underrepresented candidates to Ontario (Canada) bachelors of education and teacher certification programs, and it made proactive recommendations to appropriate institutions and government agencies. Researchers surveyed students in a preservice teacher education program (to determine ethnic and educational background), conducted interviews with the students (to elicit family, educational, and career data), canvassed Canadian faculties of education (to compare admissions policies and procedures), and collected teacher education admissions data (to determine ethnocultural origins). The report presents eight recommendations in the areas of recruitment, retention, and admissions of students from minority groups. Eight appendices present: Teacher Apprenticeship Program; South Carolina Teacher Cadet/ProTeam Program; Oklahoma Minority Teacher Recruitment Model; Minnesota Multicultural Teacher Development Project; Written Survey Sample for the Faculty; Structured Student Interview Sample; Teacher Education Application Form; and Teacher Education for America's Minorities Project (TEAM). (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Admission, College Bound Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Discrimination, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Higher Education, Middle School Students, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Preservice Teacher Education, School Holding Power, Secondary Education, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.
Authoring Institution: Windsor Univ. (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada