ERIC Number: ED418669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Outreach to Future Hispanic Educational Leaders.
Serafin, Ana Gil
This paper discusses issues related to the recruitment of Hispanic-American educational leaders, focusing on the El Centro de Recursos Educativos outreach center at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, which began operation in Fall 1997. It examines the characteristics of successful programs for Hispanic recruitment and retention and the demographics of the Hispanic student population. Among other things, the El Centro program offers courses taught bilingually in Spanish and English and a new, 36-credit school leadership master's degree for teachers. The paper outlines current recruitment strategies for Hispanic students and teachers and recommends the following strategies: (1) public service announcements; (2) direct Hispanic community contacts; (3) professional bilingual publications; (4) written notifications to school districts; (5) delivering information through teachers' school meetings; (6) using the Internet; (7) using current students as recruiters; and (8) open house events. Current challenges and future directions of the program are also addressed. (Contains 20 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Northeastern Illinois University
Note: Paper presented at the National Student Success Conference (Kansas City, MO, April 1-3, 1998).