ERIC Number: ED416278
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Voices for Diversity.
Future Teacher, v1 n2 May-Jun 1995
Prominent Americans were asked to reflect on the diversity challenge facing America's teacher workforce. The following leaders from several fields voiced their support of teachers and their beliefs America needs more diverse and culturally responsive teachers: (1) Mary Hatwood Futrell, President of Education International; (2) Carol Moseley-Braun, U.S. Senator; (3) Dominque Wilkins, professional basketball player; (4) Joseph A. Unanue, President, Goya Foods, Inc.; (5) Norbert S. Hill, Sr., Executive Director, American Indian Science and Engineering Society; (6) Sandy McBrayer, 1994 National Teacher of the Year; (7) Shunthea Renee Ward, winner of the 1995 FEA Essay Competition; (8) Dexter Scott King, Chief Executive Officer, the King Center; (9) Delores Escobar, President, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; (10) Andrew Hacker, professor and author; (11) Dee Brown, professional basketball player; (12) Edward James Olmos, actor and activist; (13) Albert Shanker, President, American Federation of Teachers; (14) Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund; (15) Judith E. Heumann, Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services; and (16) Keith Geiger, President, National Education Association. In addition, opinions of nine teachers about recruiting for diversity are given. (SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Group Teachers, Multicultural Education, Teacher Recruitment, Urban Education, Urban Schools, Urban Teaching, Urban Youth
The National Center for Precollegiate Teacher Recruitment, Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., 385 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02178; fax: 617-489-6005 (single copies, $2.95; one-year subscription, $12.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., Belmont, MA.
Note: A "Special Issue" focusing on this theme.