ERIC Number: ED346049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-17
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation of Minority Educators (PREMIER): A Public School/Community College/University Collaborative Program.
Gutknecht, Bruce; And Others
PREMIER (Preparation of Minority Educators Partnership Program) is designed to find ways to attract and retain more minority teachers in Florida schools. It is a collaborative effort among an urban school district (Duval County Public Schools), a local community college (Florida Community College at Jacksonville), and an urban college of education (University of North Florida). PREMIER has five major goals: (1) to enhance cooperative links among the community college, the university, and the public schools in order to increase the number of minority students entering teacher preparation, improve students' chances of graduating from college, and facilitate the matriculation process from school to community college to university; (2) to identify and recruit more minority students from high schools and community colleges and provide mentoring experiences designed to support them through their undergraduate program; (3) to provide PREMIER students with academic support in basic skills needed for success in the teacher preparation program and in teaching; (4) to provide a wide range of early field experiences; and (5) to provide a counseling/mentoring support system to improve retention and program completion rates. (IAH)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Persistence, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Learning Strategies, Mentors, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Design, Student Recruitment, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (72nd, Orlando, FL, February 15-19, 1992).