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ERIC Number: ED427134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-13
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Increasing the Pool of Minority Candidates: An Administrator's Guide on the Recruitment and Retention of Effective Minority Teachers in Inner City Schools.
Stinnett, Jacquelyn; Karr-Kidwell, PJ
This paper provides an extensive literary review and presents guidelines and strategies to help school administrators recruit and retain highly effective minority teachers for culturally diverse school districts. The literature review identifies successful teacher recruitment approaches and specific techniques that make these approaches work. Research shows that the first step educators and administrators must take is to develop an effective and aggressive recruitment campaign for each educational organization. Administrators must learn about the target group to be sure that the values of the school and applicant match. The next step is to exhibit the four "C's" of recruitment: (1) concern for the problem; (2) commitment to the recruitment program; (3) collaboration; and (4) creativity. The final step is to realize that some strategies may not work, so it may be necessary to use a combination of strategies. Specific strategies are summarized in "Administrator's Guidebook: The Recruitment and Retention of Minority Teachers," included as an appendix to this report. (Contains 42 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A