ERIC Number: ED329542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Recruiting and Retaining Minority Teachers: A National Perspective.
Dorman, Arthur; And Others
Policy Briefs, n8 1990
This Policy Brief consists of a report on the status of minority teachers in the United States, with emphasis on the states served by the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory. The first article examines the causes of the decline of minority group teachers and the impact of this shortage on minority students. It lists some of the strategies that have been implemented or proposed to address the problem (early identification of students interested in teaching, magnet school programs, improved guidance in high schools, efforts to present teachers and teaching in a positive light, scholarships and loan forgiveness programs, support structures for minority college students, employment guarantees, support for collaboration between historically Black colleges and research universities, preservice programs that will give students preparation and experience in urban schools, and networking). Regional action and agendas are outlined for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. A commentary is presented on new strategies which are being developed for producing more minority teachers. A second commentary describes a plan for the recruitment and retention of minority teachers in Milwaukee. References and resources are included. (JD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.