ERIC Number: ED306685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Against the Odds: Recruiting Minority Faculty and Staff. ORE Publication No. 88.14.
The purpose of this paper is to describe the progress that Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) has made in its affirmative action plan, and to outline the difficulties currently being faced in the recruitment of minorities in Texas and nationally. The status of the AISD is described, followed by statistics on the teacher supply in Texas as well as the nation. Nationally, many incentives to attract minorities and others into teaching have been proposed. Scholarships, fellowships, forgivable loans, and a "GI Bill" or "ROTC" approach to attracting blacks and Hispanics into teacher training programs are some examples. On a smaller scale, AISD has implemented minority recruitment and retention programs. Appended are 13 references and statistical figures on AISD status (1987), AISD new hiring (1987), teacher ethnicity, administrator ethnicity, age of AISD professionals, age of AISD administrators, attrition of AISD professionals, attrition of AISD administrators, comparison ethnicity of teaching candidates to AISD recruiting goals, AISD student teachers, and Texas teacher supply. (SI)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Blacks, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Ethnic Distribution, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic Americans, Incentives, Minority Group Teachers, Minority Groups, Personnel Integration, Personnel Policy, Racial Balance, Teacher Integration, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.