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ERIC Number: ED318700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Pages: 12
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Multicultural Teacher Preparation--A Study of Teacher Migration Patterns and Certification Requirements.
Sherritt, Caroline A.
This paper examines results of a two-part national study on teacher migration and multicultural certification requirements. A survey of states with less than 10 percent minorities revealed that many teachers who find employment in states with high population densities and large numbers of minorities were trained in states with low population densities and few minorities. For example, many teachers from states with few minorities, such as New Hampshire, Idaho, and Maine, find employment in states such as Florida, Texas, California, and New York which have high minority populations. It was also discovered that states with few minorities are more inclined than states with large minority populations to require multicultural credentials for certification. Efforts to enhance multicultural skills among teachers are desultory, lacking in pattern and leadership. However, evidence implies that institutional and discipline based initiatives are developing in the wake of growing numbers of culturally diverse students. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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