Thesis Title

Factors that Contribute to the Shortage of Minority Teachers in California Schools: A Review of the Literature

Graduation Date

Spring 1999

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Document Form


Degree Name

Master of Science

Program Name



This paper provides a literature review on the complex and interrelated issues surrounding the lack of minority teachers in California public schools. This paper focuses on the relationship between the inadequate and unequal education for ethnic and racial minority students in California and nationwide. The paper is divided into three main parts: Why we need minority teachers, what are the factors that contribute to this shortage, and a brief review of strategies used by California schools of higher education for recruitment and retention of minority teachers.

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