HBCU's Institutional Advantage: Returns to Teacher Education
UNDERSTANDING MINORITY-SERVING INSTITUTIONS, Marybeth Gasman, Benjamin Baez, Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, eds., State University of New York, Albany, 2008
10 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2009
Date Written: July, 19 2009
From the very outset, a primary role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) was to prepare teachers to instruct America’s blacks, who had very limited sources of educational training. Many of these institutions were known as “normal schools” or “teachers colleges.” It stands to reason that certain institutional advantages should have developed over the past 150 years for these colleges in producing high-quality teachers. This result should be reflected in teacher earnings that accrue to HBCU graduates. This chapter tests this hypothesis and seeks to explain existing differences in teacher earnings of HBCU and non-HBCU graduates.
Keywords: HBCU's, Returns to Education
JEL Classification: I21
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