ERIC Number: ED322148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reading Between the Lines: Teachers and Their Racial/Ethnic Cultures. Teacher Education Monograph No. 11.
Dilworth, Mary E.
This monograph identifies for researchers and teacher educators important questions about the ways in which race, ethnicity, and culture influence teachers' motivations and intentions for teaching, as well as their expectations of their students and of their own professional lives. Chapter 1, "The Culture of Teachers: The Culture of Teaching," presents a general overview of common knowledge regarding the nature or culture of the profession and its participants, the generally accepted notions regarding teaching as an occupation, and the attitudes or needs that may prompt an individual to pursue this career. Chapter 2, "Studying Teachers' Racial/Ethnic Cultures," suggests that for various reasons, educational researchers have generally overlooked this line of inquiry, which holds promise for recruiting minority teachers, as well as explaining their performance and the achievement of children from these groups. Chapter 3, "The Teaching Population: Present and Future," provides a general description of the current and prospective teaching population and leads into chapter 4, a discussion of racial and ethnic differences in "Teacher Motivation, Rewards, and Incentives." Chapter 5, "Racial /Ethnic Cultures," provides a brief descriptive profile of the major minority groups in the United States, and is a reference for much of the discussion. A 7-page bibliography concludes the volume. (JD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Culture, Ethnic Distribution, Hispanic Americans, Incentives, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Rewards, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Recruitment
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.