ERIC Number: ED332980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Next Level. Minority Teacher Supply & Demand. A Policy Statement.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Representatives from 26 educational, community, and governmental groups attended a national symposium in January 1990 sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The position paper presented here was developed at this symposium. It examines the growing population of students from different ethnic and racial backgrounds and holds that teacher preparation programs need to be restructured in order that all teachers, whether majority or minority, may be adequately prepared to provide quality education to all students. In order to nurture a culturally informed teaching force, preservice teachers must be prepared more effectively to teach students from diverse backgrounds. The "Next Level" initiative requires policy and programmatic changes to incorporate diversity throughout teacher education programs. The paper discusses why the initiative is necessary; who should be involved; and how it should be implemented. (LL)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Minority Group Teachers, Multicultural Education, Population Trends, Position Papers, Preservice Teacher Education, School Demography, Teacher Supply and Demand
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036-2412 ($5.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.