Talk: Framework for Strategic Recruitment of African American Men into Teaching
March 26, 2019
3:30 pm-5:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Alarmingly, African American male teachers constitute only 1% of the K-12 teaching force and approximately 2% of those enrolled in the 1,300 teacher preparation programs across the United States. In this seminar, Dr. Chance Lewis (University of North Carolina, Charlotte | College of Education) provides a new framework to recruit African American males into teacher education programs in a similar fashion as they are recruited to play major collegiate sports. The framework presented challenges teacher education programs to become more active in recruiting African American males into the teaching profession.
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Dr. Lewis is the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and serves as Director of The Urban Education Collaborative at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He leads the urban concentration of the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Lewis' special areas of interests are academic achievement of students of color in K-12 settings, recruitment and retention of Black male teachers and urban education. Dr. Lewis has over 100 refereed publications and over $6 million in external research funding.
This event is sponsored by the ISSR Scholars Program, promoting successful research and grants development for social science faculty across the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Lewis visits UMass to collaborate with ISSR Scholar Chrystal A George Mwangi. Dr. Lewis' talk is co-sponsored by the College of Education Center for Student Success Research, Departments of Educational Policy, Research, and Administration, Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies and Teacher Education & School Improvement Concentration, and by the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst.