ERIC Number: ED416279
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways to Teaching.
Future Teacher, v4 n2 Spr 1997
Articles in this theme issue explore pathways into teaching, focusing on programs that recruit future teachers, and specifically on programs that target minority future teachers. "Pathways to Teaching: Building Quality and Diversity in America's Schools" by Segun Eubanks introduces a number of programs that are drawing from populations historically underserved by or under-represented in traditional teacher education programs, creating innovative teacher preparation and induction models, and targeting areas where teachers may be in high demand. "Multicultural Alliance: Teachers, Like Students, Come in All Colors" by Sonya Choe describes the Multicultural Alliance, which has recruited and trained over 800 new teachers with its Teacher Fellowship Program. "The Pathways to Teaching Careers Program at Armstrong Atlantic State University" by Evelyn Baker Dandy describes a program to increase the number of teachers in urban schools who are minorities, with a special emphasis on African American men. Students who commit to at least 3 years of urban teaching receive tuition grants and supportive services and incentives. "Future Teachers of Chicago: A Collaboration that Works" by Rutha E. Gibson describes a collaboration among public schools, nonpublic schools, and other educationally focused organizations to build a partnership that uses tutoring as support and recruitment for minority teachers. A special section describes the Pathways to Teaching Career Conference that was held in Atlanta (Georgia) in November 1996. This conference attracted 274 representatives of 160 programs for teacher recruitment and support. Highlights of the conference are outlined, and an example from South Carolina of a strategy that works are presented. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Urban Education, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Urban Youth
The National Center for Precollegiate Teacher Recruitment, Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., 385 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02178 (single copies, $2.95; one-year subscription, $12.95); fax: 617-489-6005.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.