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ERIC Number: ED481532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb-27
Pages: 11
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Community Colleges and Teacher Preparation: A Powerful Partnership.
Hampton, Julia; Selsor, Mindy
This document discusses how many states are facing a shortage in teachers. Specifically, the document focuses on how the state department and colleges of education in Missouri have been actively working to maintain high levels of educational standards as well as recruiting more teachers. The document reports that some educational reform took place in the 1980s due to two major publications: A Nation At Risk and A Nation Prepared: Teachers for the 21st century. Another influential publication was printed in 1996 titled What Matters Most: Teaching for America's Future. These publications dealt with improving education by improving teachers. Based on these publications and some national initiatives, Missouri set out to improve their schools and quality of teaching. In order to accomplish this difficult task, Missouri decided to join forces with community colleges to create programs that will best prepare teachers. An example is Jefferson College, which developed a thorough plan for preparing teachers. Their program provides teachers with a liberal arts foundation as well as knowledge of appropriate pedagogy. The document concludes by stating that Missouri is only one successful example of how community colleges have begun working with states in order to address the problem of teacher shortages. (MZ)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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