ERIC Number: EJ1039621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Missing Voices: African American School Psychologists' Perspectives on Increasing Professional Diversity
Proctor, Sherrie L.; Truscott, Stephen D.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v45 n3 p355-375 Sep 2013
Since the mid 1960s, there has been a noticeable decrease in the percentage of African American educators. Although a sizeable literature is dedicated to understanding how to recruit African American teachers, fewer studies focus on recruiting and retaining African American school psychologists. Therefore, this exploratory qualitative study investigated factors important to African American school psychologists when they were selecting a school psychology graduate program to attend and their perspectives on strategies that might facilitate an increase in their numbers. Four major themes of Location, Raise Awareness, Recruit, and Support emerged. Based on the results, a three-prong approach for recruiting African Americans into school psychology graduate education is presented.
Descriptors: African Americans, School Psychologists, Qualitative Research, College Choice, Graduate Study, Counselor Training, Student Recruitment, Geographic Location, African American Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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