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ERIC Number: ED314382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
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Teacher Recruitment and Retention With a Special Focus on Minority Teachers. Reference & Resource Series.
Garibaldi, Antoine M., Ed.
Focusing on the shortage of minority group teachers, the first section of this book discusses global issues related to the teacher shortage. It is pointed out that a great imbalance exists between multicultural school populations and racially homogeneous teaching staffs. Some specific solutions and suggested reforms are made for increasing the pool of minority teachers by improving the academic achievement of nonwhite students in the early years. A variety of initiatives that have been implemented by states to increase the number of minority teachers are discussed. The second section of the book provides several examples of what postsecondary institutions are already doing to increase the production of more minority teachers. The final chapter focuses on the retention of school personnel, for example, promoting the use of orientations for new teachers, professional development activities, as well as faculty involvement in school decision making to maintain the morale of teachers. A description is also presented of a college/school district collaboration designed to give psychological, collegial, and instructional support to new teachers. (JD)
National Education Association Professional Library, Box 509, West Haven, CT 06516 ($14.90 Stock #1538-X-00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.