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Developing Teacher Diversity in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

The REACH Program Approach

Authors: Schroth, Stephen T., Helfer, Jason A.

  • Presents the findings from a seven-year longitudinal study on teacher preparation and induction
  • Takes forward literature on teacher education and diversity programs 
  • Provides a framework for discussions around social justice and equity in and beyond the classroom 
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About this book

This book explores the effects of the REACH program (Recruiting and Enlightening through Access to and Communication with High-need schools), a seven-year initiative devised to help find, attract, and prepare diverse teacher candidates interested in working with young children. The book analyzes how the program, set at a national liberal arts college in the US, used the three R’s: recruitment, retention, and recognition, to successfully draw in diverse educators for young children who then go on to became leaders and role models in their schools and communities. Chapters examine ways to provide the academic, social, and enrichment supports necessary for diverse teacher candidates and identify current teacher education practices that are effective as well as opportunities for change.

About the authors

Stephen T. Schroth is Professor of Early Childhood Education and Graduate Programs Director at Towson University, USA. He is the author of multiple monographs, book chapters, and articles, and has taught pre-service teachers and graduate students for twenty years. 
Jason A. Helfer is Deputy Superintendent of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness for the Illinois State Board of Education. After serving as a classroom teacher in Illinois and in Texas, he worked for over a decade in higher education, serving in a variety of roles as a faculty member and administrator.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Lack of Diversity in the American Teaching Force

    Schroth, Stephen T. (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Teacher Education

    Schroth, Stephen T. (et al.)

    Pages 29-62

  • Common Approach

    Schroth, Stephen T. (et al.)

    Pages 63-114

  • REACH Program

    Schroth, Stephen T. (et al.)

    Pages 115-152

  • Outcome

    Schroth, Stephen T. (et al.)

    Pages 153-167

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59180-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59179-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developing Teacher Diversity in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Book Subtitle
The REACH Program Approach
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59180-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59180-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59179-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 216
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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