ERIC Number: ED349265
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland State Department of Education Task Force on Recruiting Minorities for Professional Staff Positions. Report to the State Superintendent.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
The Maryland State Department of Education Task Force on Recruiting Minorities for Professional Staff Positions was charged by the State Superintendent in August 1987 with developing a systematic state plan of action to increase the number of minorities in professional positions throughout Maryland's public schools. The group specifically examined: (1) policies and practices of local education agencies that relate to hiring and promoting minorities; (2) initiatives to attract and retain greater numbers of minority teachers, administrators, and supervisors; (3) activities designed to recruit and retain talented minority students in teacher education programs at Maryland's institutions of higher education; (4) types of technical assistance that the Maryland State Department of Education could provide; and (5) recommendations to resolve issues raised. Task Force deliberations focused on four areas with recommendations grouped accordingly: increasing the pool of minority candidates for teaching; improving the recruitment of minorities; reducing barriers to recruitment, retention, and promotion of minority candidates; and increasing support to retain minorities. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.