ERIC Number: ED364523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching's Next Generation: A National Study of Precollegiate Teacher Recruitment.
Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.
This study was conducted to identify, classify, and analyze the range of precollegiate teacher recruitment programs now in operation across the nation and to make recommendations to the DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund on potential grantmaking opportunities. Information on programs; the role played by foundations; and activities of Federal, State, and local agencies were collected using: a national survey mailed to program sites, telephone interviews with legislative and department of education staff; on-site interviews with program directors, teachers, students, and others; and reviews of program evaluations, resources, and the literature on teacher supply and demand and teacher recruitment. The study concludes that teacher recruitment programs show clear promise as contributors to the creation of a new, more diverse, and more professional cohort of teachers. Specific recommendations are made with respect to possible next steps. Seven appendixes provide: a review of the research literature, a detailed summary of state legislative activity, a description of program types, presentation of data from the program survey, a directory of recruitment programs that responded to the program survey, a bibliography of approximately 175 references, and the main survey instrument. (LL)
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Grants, Literature Reviews, Local Government, National Programs, National Surveys, Philanthropic Foundations, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, State Legislation, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Supply and Demand
Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., 385 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02178 (free while supplies last).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.
Note: A project of the Pathways to Teaching Careers Program.