ERIC Number: ED482170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reflections on an NCATE Study: The Recruitment and Retention of Males and Minorities in National Council of Accreditation Teacher Education (NCATE) Institutions: The Role of the Two-Year College in Teacher Education.
Baker, Beryle I.; Henry, Pearl; Reynolds, Newburn
The purpose of this document is to review the findings of a research project designed to: (1) determine what efforts were being conducted to address the shortage of male and minority teachers in the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) institutions; (2) identify articulation agreements, innovative recruitment and retention programs between two year college and NCATE institutions. The following are some of the key findings of the report: (1) Out of a 116,705 students enrolled in teacher education programs, 18,067 (15%) are male and 9,052 (8%) are minorities; (2) there are 55 programs that recruit minorities; (3) there are six specific programs that recruit males such as Arkansas State University and Concordia College in Nebraska; and (4) most collaborative recruitment efforts are informal with a variety of structures, purposes, and targeted populations. The document concludes with a discussion of data and recommendations. Some of these recommendations include the following: (1) having eminent teacher organizations, such as the NCATE, establishing task forces in the teacher education arena; and (2) accrediting agencies and policy makers should hold their teacher education institutions accountable for retention and recruitment of males and students of color. (Contains 49 references.) (MZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at numerous conferences, including The Association of Teacher Educators, Williamsburg, Virginia, July 2002.