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ERIC Number: EJ1202462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Growing Them Early: Recruiting and Preparing Future Urban Teachers through an Early College Collaboration between a College of Education and an Urban School District
Coffey, Heather; Putman, S. Michael; Handler, Laura K.; Leach, Will
Teacher Education Quarterly, v46 n1 p35-54 Win 2019
While Grow Your Own (GYO) programs have sought for decades to remedy teacher shortages across the United States, myriad factors, including the demographic shifts in public school populations, have in recent years exacerbated the need to recruit and retain teachers of color and of bilingual backgrounds. Amid models of precollegiate and university-based GYO programs, a unique early college program, the Charlotte Teacher Early College (CTEC), was developed in partnership between a large urban school district and an urban college of education to intentionally attract and support students historically marginalized from the profession. This article describes the innovative elements of the program, such as the curriculum, workshops, and mentorships, designed to build from previous GYO successes and to capitalize on assets offered by this particular community. Because CTEC is only in its second year of implementation, the authors present challenges and opportunities for growth and research both for this particular program and for the broader GYO teacher preparation movement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina (Charlotte)