ERIC Number: ED369857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Minority Recruitment in Teacher Education.
Walker, Linda; And Others
A grant project sought to encourage minority participation in teacher education, while offering individual tutoring and mentoring to at-risk children. Involved in the project were 3 Mississippi State University Meridian senior education majors, 4 Meridian Community College sophomores with expressed interest in teacher education, 5 Meridian High School juniors and seniors interested in working with disadvantaged children, 36 elementary pupils, and the principal and faculty of the elementary school. Data were obtained through an 18-item questionnaire designed for tutor-supervisors, tutors, and parents. An exit survey of teacher comments was also obtained to determine student success in the program. A Cronbach alpha of 0.7332 was obtained to determine internal consistency. One-way analysis of variance used to identify significant differences in the perceptions of those surveyed found that: (1) parents are in favor of such programs; (2) students in these program do well in the classroom; (3) students become happy and confident; and (4) tutor supervisors communicate student successes and failures to all involved. One table illustrates the study, and five appendixes provide additional tables, the questionnaire, and evaluation form with examples. (Contains 17 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Black Students, College Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Education Majors, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Mentors, Minority Groups, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Tutors
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (22nd, New Orleans, LA, November 10-12, 1993). Funded by a grant from the Mississippi Power Foundation.