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ERIC Number: ED354664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: 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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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.