ERIC Number: ED442792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Hubbard Summer Academy for Future Teachers: Implications for Teacher Education.
Glennen, Robert E.; Martin, David J.
This study surveyed participants in the Hubbard Summer Academy for Future Teachers at Emporia State University, Kansas, which is designed to take the best and brightest high school seniors who are interested in becoming teachers and help them better understand what teachers do. The survey was mailed to all Summer Academy students who had graduated from the program between 1989-97. It sought information on: background and identifying data (name, age, address, Social Security number, family educational level, and income); college status (school attended, major, degrees received, grade point average, scholarships, and employment); and current employment and role they fulfilled if they were teaching. Respondents also provided information on civic and community activities, leisure time activities and hobbies, and the strongest aspects of the Summer Academy. Analysis of data from 116 respondents indicated that most participants were female, age 18-27 years, white, and unmarried. Students who attended the academy were very likely to pursue education as a career. Most respondents stayed in Kansas to obtain their education, and a large percentage chose Emporia State University. Respondents said that the Academy provided a valuable tool for helping them develop a clearer understanding of the field. The survey is appended. (Contains 11 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Bound Students, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Seniors, High Schools, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Summer Programs, Teaching (Occupation)
University Printing Services, Campus Box 4043, 150 Cremer Hall, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS 66801.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emporia State Univ., KS. Jones Inst. for Educational Excellence.