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ERIC Number: ED417149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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The Seven-Year Student Development Plan--A One-Year Retrospective.
Hancock, Dawson R.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte's "Seven-Year Student Development Plan" identified phases, steps, goals, and activities associated with attracting and supporting undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, and graduate students prior to, during, and for 1 year after their enrollment in the university's teacher education program. Phase 1 of the development of the plan involved advertisement, recruitment, and initial student orientation. Many of the Phase 1 actions capitalized on the ongoing activities of other campus offices. Significant efforts were devoted to direct correspondence with students in local high schools and community colleges. The school had difficulty recruiting ethnic minorities. Phase 2 involved orientation, socialization, academic advising, and preparation for teacher education. The first year of implementing the plan suggested that the steps and goals of Phase 2 were satisfactory, though about 20 percent of freshman and sophomore pre-education students changed their majors out of education, and there were no attempts to determine the reason for departure. Phase 3 involved academic advising, student teaching, and teacher licensure. This stage was also satisfactory. However, student scores on the Praxis II Specialty Area tests were low, so students need more help preparing for them. Phase 4 involved graduate surveys and review/revision of the "Seven-Year Student Development Plan." Results found that graduates were positive about the program. The employment rate for the graduates in local school districts was about 93 percent. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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