ERIC Number: ED415739
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep-30
Precollegiate Summer Camp Opportunity for Potential Teachers (SCOPE). Final Report.
Clark Atlanta Univ., GA.
The Precollege Summer Camp Opportunity for Potential Educators (SCOPE) project was a minority recruitment and retention program designed to attract academically challenged tenth and eleventh grade students into teaching careers in mathematics and science. This three-year project offered a six-week summer camp for 50 precollege minority students in each of the three years. Project goals included: (1) recruiting minority students for teaching careers, (2) providing early clinical experiences, (3) increasing minority students' access to advanced mathematics and science courses, and (4) presenting seminars conducted by master teachers and role models. Program activities involved an intensive enrichment curriculum in mathematics, science, communication skills, technology in teaching, and video mock teaching episodes. Courses were designed to incorporate cooperative learning, real life application, multimedia technology. peer coaching, and mentoring. Other activities included cultural enrichment programs, field trips, and seminars. Analysis of evaluation data showed a high level of attainment of the project goals. Report sections cover: project overview, purpose, background and origins, project description, evaluation and results, evaluation summary, and conclusions. Eleven appendixes include: project issues statement and application materials; activity schedules; course syllabi; analysis of pre/post tests in algebra; sample evaluation forms; a follow-up survey packet; a list of seminars and field trips; academic follow-up letters; and a sample newsletter. (JLS)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Career Guidance, College Admission, Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Disadvantaged Youth, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Intervention, Mathematics Education, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Science Education, Student Attitudes, Student Recruitment, Summer Programs, Teacher Recruitment, Technology Transfer
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Authoring Institution: Clark Atlanta Univ., GA.