ERIC Number: ED344845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Building Collaborative Relationships for the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Students in Teacher Education. Proceedings of the National Conference on the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Students in Teacher Education (3rd, Lexington, Kentucky, January 15-17, 1989).
Middleton, Ernest J., Ed.; And Others
This conference emphasizes the importance of collaboration among university training programs, education agencies, local business, and community groups in attracting minorities to teaching careers. A review of research on the best practices for recruiting minorities includes the following strategies: start early, use peer contact, involve parents, provide financial aid, offer experiential programs, provide academic and psychological support, discuss obstacles and how to cope with them, provide training on test taking, involve minority faculty members in the admissions process, utilize mentors, and create consortia to reduce costs. Following a foreword, nine papers are presented: (1) "The Importance of Multi-Ethnic Teachers in a Multi-Cultural Society" (Perkins); (2) "Evaluating the Effects of School Desegregation and the Implications for Minority Teachers" (Hawley); (3) "The Importance of Minorities in Education Reform" (Futrell); (4) "Perspectives from the Nation's Capitol" (Cavazos); (5) "Eschewing Panaceas and Moving toward Excellence: A Critique of the National Teaching Exam" (Beckum et al.); (6) "Successful Strategies for Local School District Partnerships" (Boutte, Sanders); (7) "Successful Strategies for Private Constituent Groups and Agencies" (McNeill); (8) "Successful Strategies of Colleges and Universities for the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Students" (James et al.); and (9) "Summary" (Middleton et al.). An evaluation of the conference and a list of conference participants are appended. (LL)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Consortia, Cross Cultural Training, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Minority Groups, Models, Multicultural Education, School Desegregation, School Districts, Schools of Education, Student Recruitment, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Shortage
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers: National Teacher Examinations; Reform Efforts
Note: For other proceedings of this conference, see ED 301 535, SP 033 689-691, and SP 033 735.