ERIC Number: ED320220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
Recruiting Minority Classroom Teachers: A National Challenge.
Alston, Denise A.
An explanation of the impending shortage of minority teachers and suggestions for increasing the supply of minority teachers compose the crux of this document. The following specific actions may be taken by local school districts, colleges of teacher education, teacher certification boards, and teacher recruitment and selection offices to ensure that a highly talented cadre of minorities will choose teaching over other professions: (1) gather information about gender and minority distribution of students enrolled in colleges of education, and of teachers; (2) organize task forces that focus uniquely on minority teacher recruitment; (3) develop strategies to expand the number of target groups from which to recruit teachers; (4) lobby for fiscal support to improve minority participation in the teacher recruitment effort and expand financial assistance packages; (5) increase financial support for schools that minorities attend; and (6) develop a pool of oncall minority professionals who can be quickly brought into teaching. An appendix lists suggested recruitment programs and practices with regard to policy review and constituency building, data-gathering activities, early recruitment/pipeline improvement, program-entry incentives, retention to successful licensure, and recruitment from alternative pools. (JAM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Affirmative Action, College Admission, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Recruitment
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Policy Research and Analysis.