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ERIC Number: EJ759572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-12
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Heeding the Call
Richard, Alan
Education Week, v25 n7 p23-26 Oct 2005
Through a program known as Call Me MISTER--named for Sidney Poitier's famous line in the 1967 film "In the Heat of the Night," in which he tells the Southern white sheriff that, up North, "They call me "Mister" Tibbs"--the recruitment of more young, gifted black men to teach elementary school is getting a boost. Founded in 1999 as a partnership of Clemson University and several of South Carolina's colleges that historically have served African-Americans, MISTER stands for Men Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models. The "Misters," as the enrollees are called, are recruited late in high school or early in college. They receive partial scholarships, leadership training, and academic and personal support if they enroll in the program and as they proceed through college. This article describes the goals of the Call Me MISTER program and describes how it prepares young black males in the teaching profession. This article also profiles Hayward Jean, a graduate of the Call Me MISTER program, and describes the quality of his teaching, that he learned from the program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina