ERIC Number: ED356214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Future Teacher Institute: An Organizational Handbook.
Warshaw, Mimi B.
The Future Teacher Institute (FTI) is a minority teacher recruitment model, initiated and field-tested at California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) over a 5-year period. The FTI's goal is twofold: (1) to involve promising minority high school students in a direct teaching/learning experience; and (2) to familiarize fourth- through sixth-grade minority students and their parents with a college environment so that higher education might be viewed as possible and desirable. During a 10-week cycle of Saturday meetings, teams of 5 high school students learn and practice techniques of group planning and teaching, and they present enriched learning activities to groups of 10 to 15 local elementary students. In pre- and post-institute questionnaires, the number of participants interested in teaching careers rose from 41 to 68 percent. Participants will be followed for 5 years to determine the program's impact on career choice. Appendices provide elementary and high school student recruitment procedures, resources and computer software lists, an outline for a first week orientation, an example of a team notebook, a parent program design, culminating activities, parent evaluation form, space needs, and a program evaluation form. (LL)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Exploration, College Environment, Demonstration Programs, Elementary School Students, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Intermediate Grades, Learning Experience, Minority Groups, Program Design, Student Participation, Student Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Minorities in Teaching Careers, Dominguez Hills, CA.