Developing Teacher Diversity in Early Childhood and Elementary Education

The REACH Program Approach

  • Stephen T. Schroth
  • Jason A. Helfer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Stephen T. Schroth, Jason A. Helfer
    Pages 1-28
  3. Stephen T. Schroth, Jason A. Helfer
    Pages 29-62
  4. Stephen T. Schroth, Jason A. Helfer
    Pages 63-114
  5. Stephen T. Schroth, Jason A. Helfer
    Pages 115-152
  6. Stephen T. Schroth, Jason A. Helfer
    Pages 153-167
  7. Stephen T. Schroth, Jason A. Helfer
    Pages 169-183
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 185-216

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.


Classroom management Child development College 4 Kids edTPA Educational psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen T. Schroth
    • 1
  • Jason A. Helfer
    • 2
  1. 1.Early Childhood Education DepartmentTowson UniversityTowson, MDUSA
  2. 2.Illinois State Board of EducationSpringfield, ILUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59179-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59180-7
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