Moving Beyond Recruitment: Supporting and Retaining Black Male Teachers

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Wildavsky Conference Room, Institution for the Study of Societal Issues, 2538 Channing Way
Location is ADA accessible

The Center for Research on Social Change presents:

Moving Beyond Recruitment: Supporting and Retaining Black Male Teachers

 Travis J. Bristol, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

While policy makers and practitioners call for increasing the number of Black male teachers, researchers find that this subgroup has the highest rate of turnover. Despite ongoing local and state teacher diversity recruitment efforts, there is a paucity of research that examines Black male teachers’ school-based experiences and decisions to stay or leave their schools. To fill this gap in the literature, this talk will examine Black male teachers’ experiences in organizations.

Light refreshments will be served.

Travis J. Bristol is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a former high school English teacher in New York City public schools, teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program, World Bank consultant, and, most recently, a Peter Paul Assistant Professor at Boston University. Professor Bristol’s research is situated at the intersection of policy and practice and is centered on three interrelated strands: (1) district and school-based practices that support teachers of color; (2) national, state, and local education policies that enable and constrain the workplace experiences and retention for teachers of color; (3) the intersection of race and gender in schools.

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