ERIC Number: ED311044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
An Investigation of SCDEs' Efforts To Recruit an Ethnic and Cultural Mix of Preservice Teacher Education Students.
George, Thomas W.; Blank, Kermit J.
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the degree to which schools, colleges and departments of education (SCDEs) are using investigator-identified strategies to recruit minority teacher education students and to measure the effects of those strategies. A 29-item questionnaire was developed, in cooperation with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and sent to a proportional stratified random sample of 72 AACTE member institutions. Returns were received from 58, or 80.6 percent, of those surveyed. Chi-Square analyses were conducted between SCDEs which indicated increased and decreased overall and minority enrollments to determine differences in SCDEs' use of specific recruiting strategies. Though no statistically significant differences were noted, there was a tendency for SCDEs which had experienced increased minority enrollments to also have employed a full-time recruiter. There was also some evidence to suggest that SCDEs which award teacher education scholarships are more likely to attract minority students. However, few SCDEs appear to be actively involved in recruiting minority students. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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