ERIC Number: ED409292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Availability of Minority Teachers.
Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
This information memo describes Ohio's teacher recruitment programs and their potential impact on increasing the number of minority teachers. It also provides a synopsis of supply and demand issues, in the United States and in Ohio, for minority teachers. The proportion of minority teachers in Ohio grew from 7 to 8 percent of all teachers while the proportion of minority students increased from 17 percent of all students to 19 percent between 1992 and 1997. In an effort to address this discrepancy, Ohio recruitment strategies have included mentoring pre-college students, providing tuition remission, and recruiting candidates outside of education. Since teacher recruitment programs began receiving funding in 1996, it is too early to measure their impact. However, Ohio Department of Education representatives and recruitment program administrators believe that their efforts have heightened awareness of diversity issues and are generating interest in teaching at the junior high and high school levels. Three graphs are included. Four appendixes provide: a table of information on programs receiving funding in FY 1996 and FY 1997; brief descriptions of teacher recruitment programs in other states; a selected bibliography; and an analysis of gender in elementary and special education. Contains 17 references. (LH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio