ERIC Number: ED311615
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Supply of Minority Teachers in the United States [and] Percentages of Minority Teachers in the Work Force. Information on Personnel Supply and Demand.
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
This paper on the supply of minority teachers in the United States is drawn from a report of the Florida Education Standards Commission titled "Minority Teachers for Florida's Classrooms: Meeting the Challenge." The paper cites the underrepresentation of minority groups among the nation's teachers and the trend toward increasing underrepresentation. Declines are reported in the number of bachelor's degrees in education awarded to minority students and the number of teacher education majors from ethnic groups. Teacher certification examinations are cited as the greatest single barrier to the entrance of minorities to the teaching profession. Reasons for low black representation in teacher education programs include the lower percentage of black high-school graduates who attend college, the higher standards of college admission which exist today, and minority students' lack of academic background and preparation for college. A list of 13 references is included. Appended is a separate single-page fact sheet containing statistical data extracted from a National Center for Education Statistics publication, "Background and Experience Characteristics of Public and Private School Teachers," for 1984-85 and 1985-86, respectively. (JDD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
Note: Prepared by the Supply/Demand Analysis Center. Printed on colored paper.