ERIC Number: ED366591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Troops to Teachers: Guidelines for Teacher Educators.
Taylor, Tracy A.
Military cutbacks by the Department of Defense will cause thousands of enlisted personnel and civilian workers in defense industries to lose their jobs and look toward other employment opportunities. To help ease this conversion for some displaced employees, the Department of Defense is sponsoring a program to help former servicepeople earn certification as teachers and teacher aides. The program, called "Troops to Teachers," provides financial assistance to both former military workers and qualified school districts, enabling defense personnel to obtain licensure and employment. The purpose of this bulletin is to present teacher educators with details of the alternative teacher education program, as well as acquaint them with the particular requirements of Troops to Teachers' students. The following aspects of the program are outlined: legislative history; structure (stipends and placement grants); and regulations and operating procedures (enrollment and placement). It is noted that participants are required to work in schools receiving federal grants under the Chapter 1 program. To adequately prepare participants for their prospective employment, schools of education may wish to emphasize concepts of best practice and pedagogy in compensatory education. (LL)
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Military Personnel, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implementation, Reduction in Force
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I