ERIC Number: ED354664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teach for America. Information Bulletin #34.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
This document describes "Teach for America," a program which recruits outstanding college students who may not otherwise have considered teaching, provides them with an intensive training program, and places them for 2 years of teaching in inner-city and rural school districts with persistent teacher shortages. The report addresses: (1) the organization (history, advisers and directors, and staff); (2) the need (the shortage of teachers in specific areas, the shortage of teachers who are of color, and an impending general teacher shortage); (3) the rationale (capitalizing on student idealism and indecision, and countering the major factors discouraging students from entering teaching); (4) program overview; (5) recruitment and selection (recruitment at 100 top colleges and universities, and selection criteria); (6) training (faculty, site, curriculum, and key ideas); (7) placement (locations, certification, salaries); (8) support (within the school and external); (9) evaluation (of both program and participants); (10) the context of the program (including broader efforts to recruit teachers and broader efforts to professionalize teaching and restructure schools); (11) program contributors; and (12) reprints of mass media articles about the program. (DB)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Beginning Teachers, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Rural Education, Summer Programs, Teacher Placement, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Urban Education, Urban Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.