ERIC Number: ED418083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Teaching's Next Generation: Five Years On and Growing. A Follow Up Report with a National Directory of Precollegiate Teacher Recruitment Programs.
Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.
This report presents the results of a followup survey conducted in the 1994-1995 academic year to examine the Pathways to Teaching Careers Program. This program recruits qualified individuals, particularly minorities, who want to become teachers and work in hard-to-staff, low income, rural and urban public schools. Candidates are recruited from nontraditional sources and include school-age students. In 1992, a study investigated program effectiveness. The study included a survey of programs designed to encourage school-age children to consider careers in teaching; site visits to selected precollegiate teacher recruitment efforts identified by the survey; comprehensive literature reviews; and scans of foundation-, state-, and federally-supported precollegiate teacher recruitment initiatives. The 1994-1995 followup survey involved 253 programs. The survey examined whether or not the precollegiate recruitment programs were effective enough to warrant continued or extended foundation support. Results indicated that over the years, programs became more selective in accepting candidates and significantly increased efforts to recruit minorities. Programs made progress in nine areas: connectedness, apprenticeship-style activities, adequate staff support, clear entrance requirements and high expectations, sufficient resources, resources for college matriculation, modeling an evolving concept of teaching, rigorous evaluation, and long-term commitment at all levels. The publication provides a checklist of recommendations for stakeholders concerned with precollegiate teacher recruitment nationwide. A directory of precollegiate programs by state is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Minority Group Children, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Student Recruitment, Students, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation)
Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., 385 Concord Avenue, Suite 103, Belmont, MA 02178 ($6.95 plus $3 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.