ERIC Number: ED043423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Teachers in Appalachia.
Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Washington, DC.
The purpose of the study was to provide data and interpretations to help policy makers of the Appalachian Regional Commission in improving the quality and quantity of teachers in Appalachia. Questionnaires were sent to a 20% random stratified sample of approximately 162,000 teachers in the Appalachian portions of 11 states: Alabama, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia. On the basis of the data collected, the Appalachian Regional Commission is planning programs for improved teacher recruitment, training, retraining, and retention within the Appalachian region. Detailed results of the various analyses are listed under the headings of (1) Background and Characteristics of Teachers, (2) Quality and Relevance of Preparation, (3) Experience as a Teacher in Appalachia, (4) Factors in Teacher Retention, and (5) Urban-Rural Differences. The recommendations center around 3 areas: preparation of Appalachian teachers, retention of young and well-educated teachers, and teacher aides and educational technology. (EJ)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Program Development, Program Improvement, Regional Programs, Rural Education, Teacher Background, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Recruitment
Appalachian Regional Commission, 1666 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20235 ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Little (Arthur D.), Inc., Washington, DC.