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ERIC Number: ED377191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 7
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Recruiting Diverse Populations to the Teaching Profession: Program Models To Consider.
Craycraft, Kenneth
Sam Houston State University (SHSU) (Texas) has developed several collaborative programs to recruit diverse populations to the teaching profession. SHSU and Houston Community College-Northeast Campus have collaborated to establish the Collaborative Urban Teacher Education Program in order to identify and develop minority group, community college students for teaching. Program features include recruitment from high schools, support services for students, guaranteed admissions to SHSU under certain conditions, and employment assistance. SHSU has collaborated with Aldine Independent School District (ISD) to identify high school students who are interested in teaching and who are able to become successful teachers. This program features summer and part-time employment, guaranteed employment in the Aldine district upon degree and certification completion, faculty and teacher cooperation and collaboration at SHSU, and, in the school district, campus orientation and guidance services. SHSU and Texas A & M have a collaborative agreement to develop a support program for teacher aides and other district personnel desiring to complete a university degree and secure teaching certification. Thirty percent of potential participants are minority group members. Federal funding provides scholarship monies to qualified undergraduate and graduate students. SHSU has learned several lessons through these efforts including that progress is slow and that legislative appropriations targeted for diversifying the teaching profession are hard to obtain. (JB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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