Over the past twenty years there has been a decline in the number of minority teachers entering and remaining in the teaching profession. While the overall teacher shortage is worrisome for educators and administrators, the shortage of minority teachers is one of grave concern. A lack of minority educators inside our buildings is just one consequence of minority teacher shortage. There is also the critical issue of few minority teachers as role models for minority students. Consequently, even fewer minority students are looking at teaching as a potential career (Shure, 2001). The purpose of this study was to analyze teacher participation in the Building an Excellent Start to Teaching teacher induction program and to add to the current research that exists regarding the induction experiences of beginning first year compared to ending third year experiences.
Perry, Bonnie and Hayes, Karen L., "The Effect of a New Teacher Induction Program on New Teachers Reported Teacher Goals for Excellence, Mobility, and Retention Rates" (2011). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 13.