ERIC Number: ED378266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Scholarship Program. Follow-Up Evaluation, 1992-1993.
Manzo, Lynne; And Others
The Scholarship Program in New York City was created to provide full tuition reimbursement to people pursuing study toward the New York State Certification in various shortage areas in exchange for employment within the New York City Board of Education. Participants had to have been continuously enrolled in an academic program, and to have agreed to take at least 12 credits per school year. Questionnaires completed by 208 participants (41 percent response rate) indicate that most respondents were women of various ethnic backgrounds, pursuing bilingual scholarships. Most were already employed by the Board of Education, but many were interested in obtaining a new position within the system. Evaluators conclude that recruiting techniques targeting minority women are successful and that the training provided is useful, although some courses are more helpful than others depending on the position for which participants were trained. Recommendations are made for program continuation and improvement, with attention to providing more information about contracts and service requirements at the outset of the program. Four tables present study data. An appendix lists universities and colleges participating in the program. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Higher Education, Labor Market, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, Scholarship Funds, Supply and Demand, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Tuition Grants, Urban Problems, Urban Schools
Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment, New York City Public Schools, 110 Livingston Street, Room 732, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.