ERIC Number: ED213659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Prospects for Black Teachers: Preparation, Certification, Employment. Information Analysis Products.
Witty, Elaine P.
A survey of the literature on the issues and problems related to the preparation and survival of black public school teachers in the United States resulted in findings and recommendations in five areas. The first area considers literature on the underrepresentation of black teachers in public schools, studies on pupil/teacher ratios, expanded employment activities, declining enrollment and seniority systems, the declining quality of education, and minimum competency testing. Research literature in the second area is on the selection and preparation of black prospective teachers, the role of historically black colleges and universities, standardized testing for admission to schools of education, and special curriculum needs of black teachers. The third area of literature addressed the problems imposed on black beginning teachers, including initial certification and the National Teacher Examination, employment inequities, and special demands of schools and communities on black teachers. The effects of research on black teachers and the need for a black perspective in educational research are the topics of the fourth area of literature. In a final section, 36 recommendations aimed at traditionally black colleges and universities, based on the readings cited in the literature survey, are presented. A list of 134 references on the topic of black teacher preparation, certification, and employment is appended. (FG)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Black Achievement, Black Colleges, Black Education, Black Teachers, Change Strategies, Educational Quality, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Minimum Competency Testing, Schools of Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Employment, Teacher Integration, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Qualifications
ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036 ($1.00).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.