A recent content analysis study shows that while leading educators in Massachusetts stress the importance of preparing teachers for an increasingly diverse world, most teacher preparation schools virtually ignore the issue of racial and ethnic diversity in catalogues recruiting new students. This not only discourages people from diverse backgrounds from becoming teachers, but could also create a lack of understanding in the classroom of the black, Latino, and Asian students being taught.
A summary of A Content Analysis of Racial and Ethnic Themes in Catalogues Distributed by Teacher Preparation Schools in Massachusetts, 1989 and 1990, a report issued by the Community Research and Technical Assistance Program of the William Monroe Trotter Institute in January 1991.
Jennings, James and Carver, Illene
"Are Today's Teachers Being Prepared for Diversity? An Analysis of School Catalogues,"
Trotter Review: Vol. 6
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/trotter_review/vol6/iss1/3