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ERIC Number: EJ943629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
The Minority Teacher Shortage: Fact or Fable?
Ingersoll, Richard M.; May, Henry
Phi Delta Kappan, v93 n1 p62-65 Sep 2011
This research examines national data on the status of the minority teacher shortage--the low proportion of minority teachers in comparison to the increasing numbers of students of color in schools. The authors show that efforts over recent decades to recruit more minority teachers, and place them in disadvantaged schools, have been very successful. But, these efforts have also been undermined because minority teachers have lower retention--largely because of poor working conditions in their schools. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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