ERIC Number: ED362486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
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Project SELECT. The Comprehensive Program. Final Report.
Project SELECT (Search for Excellent Leaders To Enter Careers in Teaching) is a consortium of three New York educational institutions--Westchester Community College, a two-year public institution; Pace University, a multi-campus, four-year private institution; and the White Plains Public Schools, a K-12 school system. These entities collaborated to recruit outstanding community college students into teaching, to prepare those recruited in unique ways, and to ease their transition into public school teaching. The project demonstrated that it is possible for three very different institutions to collaborate effectively (as equals) on a project of mutual concern; to develop an orientation and training program that is clinically based and involves school district personnel in addition to university faculty; to identify and recruit into teaching a group of intellectually-strong students from a community college who would not otherwise have considered a career in public school teaching; and to design and implement an appropriate teacher preparation and support program. The project demonstrated that a public school district can play an important role in the recruitment and preparation stages of the process. (LL)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Elementary Secondary Education, High Achievement, Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development Schools, School Districts, School Personnel, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Placement, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation), Two Year College Students
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
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