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4/21/09 8:53 PM EBSCOhost Page 1 of 15 Back 21 page(s) will be printed. EBSCO Publishing Citation Format: APA (American Psychological Assoc.): NOTE: Review the instructions at and make any necessary corrections before using. Pay special attention to personal names, capitalization, and dates. Always consult your library resources for the exact formatting and punctuation guidelines. References education. Roeper Review , 19 (4), 213. Retrieved April 21, 2009, from Academic Search Complete database. <!--Additional Information: Persistent link to this record (Permalink): url= End of citation--> Section: Feature Articles THE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF MINORITY TEACHERS IN GIFTED EDUCATION The scarcity of racially and culturally diverse teachers remains a major issue in education nationally, particularly given projections which indicate that the representation of minority teachers is declining while the number of minority students is increasing[1]. The number of minority teachers in gifted programs, however, has received little attention in the literature. Accordingly, this article provides data on the under- representation of Black and other minority teachers in education, explores personal and professional barriers to their representation, and provides recommendations for the recruitment and retention of minority teachers in gifted education. Owing to the limited information available on minority teachers in gifted education, the authors reason by analogy in order to draw implications from the general education literature and apply them to gifted education. Similarly, since the majority of research and writing have focused on Black teachers, we use Black teachers more often as a case in point, and draw implications for other teachers of color. The representation of gifted students in the teaching profession has received little attention in the literature. Conversely, educators, researchers, and policy makers have accumulated a massive amount of data on the scarcity of minority group representation in the teaching profession. In the supply-and-demand research, writers often use the term "educational pipeline". The pipeline refers to the conduit that leads a person to make the career decision to seek preservice education and employment within the realm of an educational discipline. Along the paths are variables that positively or negatively affect one's ultimate movement into the educational field. Many intrinsic and extrinsic factors affect people's vocational decisions in varying ways, depending on the unique characteristics of each person. From the supply-and-demand data emerges the conclusion that minority teachers play a significant role in
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