ERIC Number: ED246530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Social Policy and Minority Employment in Public, Catholic and Private Schools.
Encarnation, Dennis J.; Richards, Craig E.
A variety of federal, state, and local programs provide public financial or in-kind support of private schools. This paper explores the impact of selected federal programs on minority employment patterns and focuses on the factors accounting for variation in racial staffing patterns among public, Catholic, and private schools. The study concludes that the combination of minority enrollments and a higher proportion of students participating in compensatory education programs explains most of the the variation in minority employment from school to school. The number of minority teachers is also a function of the demographic and fiscal dynamics of school environments. Growth is associated with greater employment of minorities. As the number of minority students participating in compensatory education and bilingual education programs increases, the number of minority teachers employed also increases. Recent federal and state movement toward block incentive grants will diminish the positive effect of government aid on minority employment. (MD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Inst. for Research on Educational Finance and Governance.