ERIC Number: ED479722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Survey of the Recipients of Maryland Teacher Scholarships.
Albert, Lindsay A.
This study examined the impact of three Maryland teacher scholarships (Maryland Teacher Scholarship Program, Sharon Christa McAuliffe Memorial Teacher Education Tuition Assistance Program, and Distinguished Scholar Program-Teacher Education Scholarship) in persuading students to enter and remain in the teaching profession. It analyzed the decisions of students who applied for, and received, at least one of the three scholarships. Surveys of 2,015 students indicated that while the scholarships did not appear to have had great impact on their career decisions, an overwhelming majority of the currently employed teachers who had benefited from these financial aid programs indicated that they intended to continue teaching in Maryland after fulfilling their service obligation. The goal of the three scholarship programs to recruit teachers, particularly in critical shortage areas, to Maryland schools was being achieved. A large number of students who declined or gave up their award or decided to forego the service obligation once they received the award indicated that they could have been persuaded not to abandon the award. Nine tables comprise the bulk of the document. An appendix describes the three scholarship programs. (SM)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Persistence
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401-3013. For full text: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/publications/research/ 2003Studies/SurveyoftheRecipientsofMarylandTeacherScholarshipsMarch%2003.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland