ERIC Number: ED358043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-23
What Has Been Done and What More Must Be Done To Recruit Minorities in Teaching Mathematics.
Anderson, Beverly J.
This paper on minority teachers in the field of mathematics begins with statistics on minorities in America, in order to put the problem of underrepresentation in perspective. It then showcases programs that appear to be successful in recruiting and/or retaining minorities in teaching mathematics at the school, college, and university levels. The paper stresses the need to increase the number of programs and the number of students served by these programs and specifies the need to maintain these programs over the long run. It offers recommendations to the Mathematical Association of America for developing strategies to attract and retain minorities. The paper calls for magnet schools for the teaching profession; intervention programs for school students interested in teaching mathematics; community college articulation programs in teaching mathematics; four-year college programs that are comprehensive in nature reflecting genuine concern, commitment, collaboration, and creativity in increasing the pool of minority teachers of mathematics; and special programs such as retraining programs. (Contains 19 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Conference of the Mathematics Advisory Working Group of the Mathematical Association of America (Atlanta, GA, October 23, 1992).