Belinda Flores to present at White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics webinar
By Jo Ann Jones | Date: August 18, 2014
The White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics will host its monthly webinar on Wednesday, August 20th at 2pm EDT/11am PDT. This month’s subject is Hispanic Teacher Recruitment and will include presenter Dr. Belinda Flores, chair of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies for The University of Texas at San Antonio’s (UTSA) College of Education and Human Development (COEHD).
With Hispanics composing nearly one-quarter (about 24 percent) of public school students in the nation, only 8 percent of our nation’s teachers are Hispanic. The “Hispanic Teacher Recruitment” session will take a look at the state of Latino teacher recruitment and the practices currently in place to increase recruitment. Dr. Belinda Flores, University of Texas at San Antonio, and Dr. Cristina Alfaro, San Diego State University, present highlight effective work and practices being made to recruit Latino teachers, whose diversity offers huge benefits to both students and fellow educators.
The COEHD is a leader in Latino education initiatives and is third in the United States for producing Hispanic educators and is ranked 29th in the nation for awarding master's and doctoral degrees to students of color. The college also will also host the Latino Education Advocacy Days (LEADs), an international forum on Latino education, on March 26, 2015.
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