ERIC Number: ED362469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Embracing Cultural Diversity in Colleges of Education. Minority Recruitment and Retention Project.
Blankenship, Colleen S.; And Others
This publication is intended to assist Holmes Group institutions of higher learning in designing and implementing more effective programs to recruit and retain minority candidates in teacher education. Information from many sources, including the literature, was synthesized, and certain principles emerged as keys to diversifying the teaching force--ideas that became the framework for this document. Following a preface and a discussion of equity and diversity as a commitment of the Holmes Group, the report is organized into five chapters. The first, "Rationale and Conceptual Framework: Understanding and Addressing the Need," discusses changing demographics in America, underrepresentation of minorities in higher education, declining minority enrollment in teacher education, understanding diversity issues, and the challenge to teacher education. Chapter 2, "Recruitment: Bringing Prospective Teachers to Campus," examines the status of minority student recruitment efforts and principles of successful recruitment. Chapter 3, "Retention: Maintaining Diversity in Teacher Education," focuses on retention research in teacher education and principles for retention of minorities. Chapter 4, "Induction Years: Succeeding on the Job," deals with common problems of beginning teachers, impact of the school environment, need for administrative support and principles of successful induction. The final chapter, "Roles and Responsibilities: Applying the Principles," concentrates on administrators in public schools; campus level administrators in institutions of higher education; deans and directors of schools, colleges, and departments of education; faculty; and students. (Contains approximately 175 references.) (LL)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Beginning Teacher Induction, Diversity (Institutional), Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Position Papers, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Design, Program Implementation, School Holding Power, Schools of Education, Student Recruitment, Teaching (Occupation)
Graduate School of Education, University of Utah, 225 Milton Bennion Hall, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 ($14.50).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Holmes Group, Inc., East Lansing, MI.
Authoring Institution: N/A