ERIC Number: ED298123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Minority Teacher Recruitment & Retention. A Public Policy Issue. Proceedings and Background Material of the Wingspread Conference (Racine, Wisconsin, August 5-7, 1987).
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
In August 1987, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) sponsored a Wingspread Conference on the problem of recruitment and retention of minority students into teaching. Conference invitees were asked to comment on a draft of an AACTE policy paper suggesting legislative strategies to recruit more minorities into the teaching profession. This report summarizes the exchange of ideas, discussions, and conversations that took place at the conference. It contains background and informational material related to the minority teacher shortage and depicts some of the few state and institutional activities designed to recruit and retain minority teacher education students and teachers. The AACTE policy statement is included in the report. A plan for action describes a variety of programs, both public and private, aimed at increasing minority group student opportunities to enroll in teacher education programs. (JD)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Career Choice, Change Strategies, Community Colleges, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Private Financial Support, State Federal Aid, Student Recruitment, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage
AACTE Publications, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-2412 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.