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ERIC Number: EJ787236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
A Closer Look at Assessment and Entrance Requirements: Implications for Recruitment and Retention of African American Special Educators
Strosnider, Roberta; Blanchett, Wanda J.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v26 n4 p304-314 Fall 2003
In light of the passage of the recent mandate for assessment and accountability measures, this article explores the potential impact of such policies and measures on efforts to recruit and retain African American and other ethnically diverse special education teachers. The recruitment and retention of African American teacher candidates is largely contingent upon the availability of aggressive recruitment and retention strategies and culturally responsive supports being provided in the area of assessment. A description of strategies that seem to offer promise for recruiting, retaining, and supporting African American and other diverse candidates in becoming special education teachers is provided. Recommendations and guidelines for institutions interested in establishing programs to recruit and retain diverse special education teachers are also offered. (Contains 2 tables.)
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A