Diversifying the Teacher Workforce: A Retrospective and Prospective Analysis
by Ana Marķa Villegas & Tamara Lucas - 2004
In this chapter, we argue that increasing the racial/ethnic diversity of the teacher workforce should be a key component of any system that aims to supply schools with well-prepared teachers for all students. We first explain why we think attention and resources should be devoted to increasing the diversity of the teacher workforce. We then provide a brief account of minority teacher and student representation in U.S. public schools since 1950, followed by a discussion of the reasons why the percentage of minorities in the teacher workforce declined significantly during the 1970s and 1980s.
To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below: