ERIC Number: ED070788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Racial and Ethnic Distribution of Professional Staff in California Public Schools, Fall 1971. A Report to the State Board of Education.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Intergroup Relations.
A racial and ethnic survey of California public schools, conducted by the State Department of Education in October 1971, included not only a count of pupils in each school but also a count of professional staff by racial and ethnic group categories. This report presents the results of the survey of teachers, principals, and other professional staff, the first such State survey since October 1967. While nearly 29 percent of all public school pupils in California were members of racial and ethnic minority groups, minorities were represented by 10.5 percent of the teaching staff and 6.5 percent of the principals. The Spanish-surnamed accounted for 16 percent of the pupils, but only 2.6 percent of classroom teachers, 2.4 percent of principals, and 2.7 percent of total professional staff at schools. Blacks comprised 9.3 percent of all pupils, 5.1 percent of teachers, and 2.9 percent of principals. Asians provided the only example of parity, with 2.2 percent of pupils and 2.2 percent of teachers, but 0.6 percent of principals. Asian and Spanish-surnamed pupils and professionals alike were about twice the State average in their proportions in minority-group isolated schools. Black pupils and professionals were nearly four times the state average at such schools. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Intergroup Relations.
Identifiers - Location: California