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ERIC Number: ED392745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb-22
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Planting Seeds for Recruitment, Retention and Graduation of Minority Teachers.
Banks, Freddie A., Jr.; And Others
The Minority Teacher Identification and Enrichment Program (MTIEP) is a university-based model that has served as a catalyst in the development of a statewide program to increase the pool of minority teachers in the State of Illinois. The program created a network of Minority Teacher Education Associations (MTEAs) which identified potential teachers at the community college, high school, and junior high school levels, and provided them with pertinent information, educational activities and support for teaching as a career. Phase one of the program is designed to be mentor/mentee intensive and relies on professionals, including superintendents, principals, and teachers, to recruit minority students into the local MTEAs. The mentors assist the mentees by providing educational programs and activities designed to sharpen literacy, mathematical, and computing skills, and by sharing their knowledge of the teaching profession, its requirements and its opportunities. Phase two consists of summer programs on university campuses designed to capitalize on the mentoring process which occurs when mentors and mentees are brought together for the common purpose of enhancing the recruitment, preparation, and retention of minority teachers. Students attend classes designed to enhance their basic academic, study, and social and cultural skills; participate in panel discussions; and interact with other teacher education majors, strengthening their classroom and tutorial effectiveness. In the first year of the program, approximately 125 students participated in the activities of the MTEAs. Examples of activities accomplished include training as tutors and mentors; development of program activities; producing a video tape, newsletters, and brochures; enhanced writing, math, and communication skills; and participation in hands-on career development workshops, teacher preparation courses, and seminars. (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois