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1st Edition

Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategies





ISBN 9781596671522
Published July 2, 2005 by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

The tools and resources in this book help school leaders seamlessly incorporate minority teacher recruitment and retention programs into current human-resources activities. With details about exemplary minority teacher recruitment and retention programs, this book also showcases strategies for how to replicate such programs in your own school or district.

Contents include:

  • A Critical Examination of Teacher Shortages: Thoughts on Needed Change
  • Identification of Recruitment Models Focused on Minority Teachers: A Theoretical Concept and Survey
  • Pipeline Programs for Minority Teacher Recruitment
  • Prepare for Action

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

  1. A Critical Examination of Teacher Shortages: Thoughts on Needed Change
    A Compelling Unsolved Challenge
    Causes of Teacher Shortages
    Need for Change
    Demands on Minority Teacher Hiring
    More...
  2. Identification of Recruitment Models Focused on Minority Teachers: A Theoretical Concept and Survey
    The Challenge for Practitioners to Devise Successful Minority Teacher Programs
    The AASPA Survey Information on Minority Teacher Programs
    AASPA Survey: Paving the Way to Building Collaborative Programs
    Successful Recruitment Strategies Utilized by Surveyed Districts
    More...
  3. Introduction and Information on Five Exemplary Minority Teacher Recruitment Models
    Five Exemplary Recruitment Models - Background
    Tables of Survey Data from Model Programs
    Introduction to Models
    More...
  4. Pipeline Programs for Minority Teacher Recruitment
    Grow Your Own: Pipeline Programs
    Grow Your Own: Recruitment Strategies
    Example of a District "Grow Your Own" Program
    Ohio Future Educators Association
    More...
  5. Prepare for Action
    Stakeholder Responsibilities
    Action Plan
    Minority/Diverse Teacher Recruitment Model Survey
    Your Challenge
References
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Author(s)

Biography

Dr. Janet Kearney-Gissendaner is an Associate Professor of Education Administration at Ashland University in Ohio. A former school administrator and teacher, she had managed personnel administration services for a large urban district and had served as a middle and high school teacher and assistant principal. She has also held special assignment positions in evaluation and research services and pupil/community relations.Dr. Kearney-Gissendaner has received numerous awards, recognitions and citations, most recently the Ashland University Mentor Award. Honorary membership awards were presented to Dr. Kearney-Gissendaner from the Ohio and national associations of school personnel administrators for her contributions to the field. The Bill Hunter Award was presented to her for outstanding work in personnel administration in the state of Ohio. She is a former president of the Ohio Association of School Personnel Administrators where she remains active as a liaison on the board for the Ohio minority teacher recruitment consortium (OMRC). She presently chairs the Council Attracting Prospective Educators (CAPE) for the state of Ohio, which promotes a development of a pipeline of future teachers for Ohio schools.Dr. Kearney-Gissendaner’s publications, presentations, and workshops focus on providing school districts and organizations with information to build and sustain programs for addressing the issues of shortages focused on minority teachers and other teachers needed in our classrooms. Her scholarly work has appeared in the Best Practices of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators publications, The Ohio ASCD Journal, Education and Urban Society Journal, and the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA). She is a member of the Ohio Council of Professors of Educational Association (OCPEA) and remains active in numerous associations related to her research and teaching.