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ERIC Number: EJ834780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Teachers for Tomorrow in Urban Schools: Recruiting and Supporting the Pipeline
Hill, Djanna A.; Gillette, Maureen D.
Multicultural Perspectives, v7 n3 p42-50 Jul 2005
Paterson Teachers for Tomorrow (PT4T) is a collaborative project between the Paterson, NJ Public Schools and the College of Education at William Paterson University of New Jersey (WPUNJ), created to attract talented high school students from Paterson to careers in teaching, prepare them to be effective teaching professionals, and return them to the Paterson Public Schools. It is funded through donations from private foundations, local (NJ) businesses, and the WPUNJ foundation. This article provides an overview of the PT4T program. The authors offer a rationale for the PT4T program by highlighting the issue of recruitment and retention for urban schools, describing the collaboration between the city school district of Paterson, NJ and William Paterson University, and highlighting the demographics of the Paterson Public Schools. The authors also explain the structure, components, theoretical framework, and goals of PT4T; discuss the successes in the first and second years; and conclude with future directions. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey