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This paper proposes that a collaborative program between industry and institutions of higher education during a period of industry and business downsizing, streamlining, and restructuring could result in the recruitment and retraining of potential teachers from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Such a program would follow a traditional teacher education model, but the students would be organized into cohorts. Recruits would be required to have a bachelor's degree in a "certifiable" subject area and to successfully complete an introductory course on the teaching profession including field experience in the classroom. The mid-career preservice teachers would receive peer support through the cohort approach as well as through transition workshops and special adult orientation sessions. Individual firms might provide scholarships and fellowships. Similar models have been successful in training retired military personnel as teachers and in implementing collaborative retooling efforts of companies. (Contains 18 references.) (JB)

Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Career Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Models, Nontraditional Students, Partnerships in Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Reentry Students, School Business Relationship, Student Recruitment, Teacher Recruitment











Autor: Glimps, Blanche Jackson; Jones, Virginia

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7208&id=ED387473







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