ERIC Number: EJ942403
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
The Black Teacher Shortage: A Literature Review of Historical and Contemporary Trends
Madkins, Tia C.
Journal of Negro Education, v80 n3 p417-427 Sum 2011
Desegregation marked the beginning of a long period of loss of Black teachers within the profession. First, Black teachers were not hired in desegregated schools, and then as other professional opportunities opened up in society, fewer Blacks entered the teacher pipeline. The purpose of this literature review is to synthesize research relevant to understanding factors influencing the current number of Black teachers in the workforce and how to increase this number using alternative certification routes. Nontraditional programs that have been successful in recruiting and retaining Black teachers are highlighted.
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Alternative Teacher Certification, Trend Analysis, Literature Reviews, Desegregation Effects, Performance Factors, Disproportionate Representation, African American Employment, Change Strategies, Educational Opportunities, Outreach Programs
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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