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ERIC Number: ED018619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 21
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Reference Count: 0
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SUPPLY AND DEMAND FOR TEACHERS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE IN THE UNITED STATES FOR THE 1966-1967 SCHOOL YEAR.
WOODIN, RALPH J.
AS PART OF A CONTINUING STUDY BY THE RECRUITMENT COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN VOCATIONAL ASSOCIATION AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION DIVISION, DATA WERE COLLECTED BY QUESTIONNAIRES FROM HEAD STATE SUPERVISORS IN 49 STATES AND TEACHER EDUCATORS IN 76 INSTITUTIONS ON THE 1966-67 SUPPLY AND DEMAND FOR VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS. THE EXTENT OF THE SHORTAGE OF TEACHERS WAS INDICATED BY 232 UNFILLED POSITIONS AND 242 TEACHERS EMPLOYED WITH EMERGENCY OR TEMPORARY CERTIFICATES. OF 10,221 POSITIONS AVAILABLE, 1,104 WERE REPLACEMENTS AND 232 WERE NEW. IN 1967-68, 117 DEPARTMENTS WERE UNABLE TO OPERATE BECAUSE OF THE TEACHER SHORTAGE. AS A 3-YEAR TREND, THERE WAS A SLIGHT DECLINE IN THE TOTAL NUMBER OF POSITIONS, A STEADY INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF REPLACEMENTS NEEDED, AND AN INCREASE IN THE SHORTAGE. AN ESTIMATED 10 PERCENT INCREASE IN POSITIONS BY 1970 WAS LOWER THAN THAT PREDICTED IN THE PREVIOUS YEARS. OF 1,233 NEWLY-QUALIFIED TEACHERS, ONLY 60.2 PERCENT ENTERED VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHING, THE LOWEST PERCENTAGE IN 3 YEARS. OF THE 1,336 OPEN TEACHING POSITIONS, 56 PERCENT WERE FILLED BY NEW GRADUATES. AN INCREASING NUMBER OF TEACHING POSITIONS INVOLVED NEW PROGRAMS OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE. ABOUT ONE-FOURTH OF ALL TEACHERS WERE TEACHING AT LEAST ONE CLASS AND EIGHT PERCENT WERE TEACHING FULL-TIME IN NEW PROGRAMS. NEARLY 70 PERCENT WERE OFFERING BOTH HIGH SCHOOL AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL CLASSES, AND NEARLY ONE-FOURTH WERE TEACHING IN MULTIPLE-TEACHER DEPARTMENTS. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
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