ERIC Number: ED295932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Articulation With Two-Year Colleges To Create a Multiethnic Teaching Force.
Woods, Jacqueline E.; Williams, Ronald A.
Successful strategies for increasing ethnic minority representation in the teaching force must emphasize significant efforts at the two-year college level. These colleges are often the point of access to postsecondary education and professional career exploration for many ethnic minorities. For example, 54 percent of all Hispanic and 45 percent of all Black enrollments in the postsecondary sector are in two-year colleges. Thus, these institutions must be part of the process of making teaching attractive to students. This paper recommends a commitment from two-year college administrators, faculty, and staff to promote teacher education as a profession. It discusses the role of two-year colleges in encouraging minority students to complete a baccalaureate degreee and the potential for dual admissions programs to effectively enhance minority student transfer interest. Also presented in the paper are descriptions of sample program strategies that might be employed and duplicated to increase the supply of minority teachers. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper commissioned for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's Wingspread Policy Forum (Racine, WI, August 5-7, 1987).