ERIC Number: ED352318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
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Teachers of Tomorrow Academy Report. Survey/Needs Assessment: Pulaski County Teachers of Tomorrow Students.
Peterson, Susan, Comp.
The Teachers of Tomorrow Academy (TOT) in Arkansas is a magnet school program that seeks to attract and prepare high school students for the teaching profession. A survey was administered to 113 students, grades 7-10, from 7 schools in the Pulaski County District to obtain feedback on students' career plans and on their reactions to the Academy concept, its location, and specific aspects of the program. The majority of students surveyed indicated that they were unsure about entering the teaching profession, and more students were definite about not wanting to enter the teaching profession than those who wanted to. The categories of reasons given for not wanting to enter teaching were: other career interests; negative perceptions about the job; a personal qualifier; and general lack of interest in the profession. Although only 12 percent of the students were definitely interested in teaching, 30 percent were definitely interested in attending the teaching academy. Twelve percent of the survey population were males of whom one-fourth indicated no interest in becoming teachers. With regard to questions of interest in enrolling in a magnet school program to be a teacher, the responses having the highest rank order were: having teachers who care about students and their future; earning college credit while still in high school; having opportunities to visit college campuses; having teachers who try new and different ways to teach; learning to use computers; and being paid to work with students. A copy of the TOT Student Survey accompanies the report. (IAH)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas