GYO programs encourage community members to teach in local pre-K-12 schools. The said program is highly achievable through collaborations between school organizations, community-based groups, and colleges. While some programs assist those who are already in the field of teaching, such as paraeducators or alternative teachers, in acquiring teaching licenses, the majority are designed to introduce high school students to the field.
Participants in these programs gain comprehensive assistance services like teaching, culturally sensitive pedagogy training, and, in some regimen, financial assistance to cover the amount-related teacher preparation.
The support personnel and students aspiring to be teachers are familiar with the community, the procedures, the beliefs, and the way the system operates.
The Effects of GYO Programs
The GYO program is another strategic teaching approach to the current education system that has been affected by the pandemic. With that, here are some ways how the GYO Programs affect our education.
Additional Numbers of Diverse Classrooms
Teacher demographics have a great potential to mimic student demographics when teachers are recruited from the local areas vicinities rather than from neighboring districts or states.
Fill the Gaps
Experts demand that school districts encounter problems most of the time to find skilled instructors to teach special education and English being the second language. However, some states are seeking ways to solve such gaps through the GYO programs as they are aware of the importance of education.