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ERIC Number: ED390800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers for California's Schools in the Twenty-First Century: Effective Recruitment and Support Programs.
McLevie, John G.
This document presents data and findings from a study and review that analyzed how to effectively recruit and support a diverse population of teachers for California schools as they enter the 21st Century. Section 1 presents a review of California itself, its multicultural population and education needs, teacher candidate pipelines, and opinions on why minority students often enter college but do not complete degrees. Section 2 presents an overview of college programs that recruit diverse teachers and data on these gathered through surveys of their effectiveness. Section 3 looks at preparation programs that recruit diverse teachers including state programs, traditional and alternative programs, and national studies of effective programs. Section 4 covers elementary and secondary school programs for early identification of potential teachers. Section 5 examines teacher recruitment models from other states. Section 6 presents the research findings, which cover state need, lack of statewide planning, mixed data, commitment, programs that succeed, and advice to legislators and other policymakers. Section 7 tenders eight policy recommendations. Appendixes contain information on methodology, programs and locations visited, conference agenda, directory of state contacts in the para-educator recruitment program and teacher recruitment program, and a San Diego City School/Education Fund Teacher Education Scholarship Program Application package. Each section contains references. (JB)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, College Students, Diversity (Institutional), Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Policy Formation, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Statewide Planning, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California