ERIC Number: ED359141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Aide-to-Teacher Project: Building Partnerships for Faculty Diversity.
Warshaw, Mimi B.
The Aide-to-Teacher Project is a teacher recruitment and preparation project for culturally diverse paraprofessional classroom aides, initiated at California State University Dominguez Hills in 1987. The program works in collaboration with seven school districts to provide paraprofessionals with the financial, academic, and personal support they need to continue part-time employment as classroom aides and to complete their undergraduate degrees and elementary teaching credentials. Aides selected for the program receive pre-university basic skills preparation for two semesters, followed by a 1-year academic program of college-level mathematics and English courses. Participants are then integrated into the Liberal Studies undergraduate degree program; they complete the California Basic Educational Skills test, and are finally hired by a participating school district with an Internship Teaching Credential which allows them to teach full-time and simultaneously enroll in a 3-semester post-baccalaureate credential program. This report outlines critical factors for a successful program and lists similar programs at other universities. Appendices, which comprise the major part of the document, contain administrative materials related to the program, including form letters, program evaluation data, and a program evaluation questionnaire. (JDD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Preparation, College School Cooperation, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Faculty), Elementary Education, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Implementation, Teacher Aides, Teacher Background, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Consortium for Minorities in Teaching Careers, Dominguez Hills, CA.