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Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Tien, Christopher – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Despite the consistent policy focus on diversifying the teacher workforce, this workforce still fails to reflect the diversity of the student body in U.S. public schools. Dan Goldhaber, Roddy Theobald, and Christopher Tien examine the theoretical arguments and empirical evidence supporting the importance of teacher workforce diversity. They…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Public Schools, Student Diversity, Role Models
Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Tien, Christopher – Center for Education Data & Research, 2015
It has been well documented--including in recent reports from Washington State (Professional Educator Standards Board, 2014) and several large districts across the country (Albert Shanker Institute, 2015)--that the public teaching workforce is far less racially and ethnically diverse than the student body in U.S. public schools. Washington State,…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Diversity (Faculty), Public Schools, Teacher Student Ratio
Goldhaber, Dan; Theobald, Roddy; Tien, Christopher – Center for Education Data & Research, 2015
Concerns about the (lack of) diversity of the U.S. teacher workforce--and, in particular, the mismatch between the demographics of the teacher workforce and the nation's students--are not new. Recruitment of minorities into teaching has long been a policy goal, particularly in districts with large percentages of minority students (Dometrius &…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Public School Teachers