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ERIC Number: ED450085
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Pages: 10
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Who Will Teach for Arkansas?
Beller, Caroline; Griffith, Priscilla; Williams, Samella; Orr, Betsy; Hunt, Sharon
This paper describes the Teach for Arkansas program, a partnership which addresses the problem of recruiting student teachers who reflect the state's diverse cultures and who will be successful teaching diverse students. Partners include: the University of Arkansas; Phillips Community College and the Delta public schools; the SBC Foundation; and the Walton Family Foundation. The program recruits students to a teacher education program administered by the University of Arkansas which is delivered via technology at Phillips Community College. A full-time University of Arkansas faculty member was hired from the Delta to work with the program, teach courses, and supervise student teaching. This faculty member's salary is paid by the Walton Family Foundation, as are minority students' tuitions. As part of their internship during the program's fifth year, students teach in Delta schools, which provides faculty development for inservice teachers. The SBC Foundation has provided a grant for fifth year students to attend the Arkansas Reading Association conference in Little Rock so that distance education students have a chance to leave their campus and meet traditional students from the University of Arkansas campus. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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