University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute
Preparing Teachers for Diversity: A Dilemma of Quality and Quantity
- Author(s): Gándara, Patricia
- Maxwell-Jolly, Julie
- et al.
The paper documents the characteristics of California’s existing student and teacher population, explores research on the effect on students of having teachers who are from minority groups and/or teachers who earn credentials from programs that focus on diversity is- sues, identifies barriers to increasing the number of teachers with diverse backgrounds in the workforce, and makes recommendations to in- crease the pool of minority teachers and to improve the preparation of teachers to perform effectively with diverse students.