ERIC Number: EJ792510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
North Stars: Teacher Apprenticeship Program Addresses Critical Shortage of Educators in New Hampshire's Nor th Country
Bartelo, Dennise M.
Connection: New England's Journal of Higher Education and Economic Development, v16 n2 p20-21 Fall 2001
A little over a year ago, the New Hampshire State Board of Education declared attracting and retaining quality educators to be its number one priority. Teacher shortages are looming throughout New England. But in the rural northern tier of New Hampshire, the challenge of recruiting teachers is especially tough. While New Hampshire is the fastest-growing state in New England, the growth is mostly confined to the southern part of the state. That makes it particularly difficult to attract married teachers whose spouses also may be looking for work to the North Country. In this article, the author discusses the North Country teacher apprenticeship program, which was launched by Plymouth State College with its College for Lifelong Learning, the New Hampshire Community Technical Colleges and the North Country Superintendent's Association to address the critical shortage of school personnel. The program aims to meet the needs of children, communities and school districts, while offering a new way to provide teacher education programs onsite.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Technical Institutes, State Colleges, Teacher Shortage, Apprenticeships, Teacher Effectiveness, Higher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Recruitment, Rural Areas
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire