ERIC Number: ED397073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Teaching for Diversity: Increasing the Supply of Minority Teachers.
Coley, Richard J., Ed.
ETS Policy Notes, v6 n2 Spr 1995
This issue focuses on teaching for diversity, reviewing some strategies designed to increase the supply of minority teachers and to prepare all teachers to work with students of many different races, cultures, and backgrounds. These strategies are being piloted in programs across the United States. One strategy for increasing the supply of minority teachers is the teacher cadet approach, which brings schools and higher education institutions together to choose potential teachers when they are still in middle and high school. Some examples of successful teacher cadet programs are described. Another approach is that of recruiting minority students from local community colleges to make it easier for them to enter and complete 4-year teacher education programs. Programs of two colleges with such an approach are described. Bringing teacher assistants into teacher education programs is another way to increase the number of minority teachers, as is bringing volunteers into teacher education programs. Examples are also given of these program types. Restructuring teacher education for diversity is another approach to increasing the number of minority teachers. The programs that are described are only a sample of efforts underway to increase the numbers of minority teachers and to help all teachers work in diverse classrooms. (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Faculty), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Middle Schools, Minority Group Teachers, Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Teacher Aides, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Methods, Volunteers
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ. Policy Information Center.
Note: Published by the ETS Policy Information Center, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541-0001.