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ERIC Number: EJ902696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Why Teach? Ethnic Minority College Students' Views on Teaching
Ramirez, A. Y.
Multicultural Education, v17 n3 p29-35 Spr 2010
An investigation of the number of ethnic minority teachers was undertaken due to the increased awareness at one Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Southern California where there were low numbers of minorities entering the teacher credential programs. When approached about the low numbers of ethnic minority students in the teacher preparation program, university administrators agreed with and voiced the need to increase the numbers of ethnic minorities, yet no programs were in place to do so, and there was no mention of future university programs being considered. Therefore, two studies were conducted to measure high school and college students' attitudes toward the teaching profession. This second study records the findings of college students' attitudes toward teaching. The first study done to determine high school students' lack of interest in teaching found that it was due primarily to negative information generated from teachers and counselors about a career in teaching. In contrast, the responses from the college students recorded in this study were more analytical and based on each individual's research into the field. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California