ERIC Number: ED464443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Finding and Keeping the Best: A Rural Regional Partnership for Recruiting and Retaining Teachers for Children with High-Incidence Disabilities. Final Performance Report, December 1, 1998 through December 31, 2001.
Jensen, Mary Cihak; Churchill, Lisa; Davis, Teresa
This final report describes activities and achievements of a 3-year project using a public school and university partnership structure to jointly recruit, select, train, certify, and retain special educators in a high poverty rural service region of Northeastern California. Emphasis was on improvement of educational services for pupils with high incidence disabilities and their families by addressing the critical need for both quantity and quality of personnel through an innovative "on-the-job" preservice training program. Activities, accomplishments, and outcomes are detailed for each of the following five project objectives: (1) reduce shortage of qualified teachers; (2) attract and select best candidates; (3) provide accessible structure; (4) prepare effective rural teachers; and (5) fashion support structure for teacher assistance and retention. Program evaluation results based on the Government Performance and Results Act objectives are reported, noting consistent differences between student and administrator ratings. (DB)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Mild Disabilities, On the Job Training, Poverty Areas, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Evaluation, Regional Programs, Rural Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Chico.
Identifiers - Location: California