ERIC Number: ED198079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Too Few Apples: The Challenge of Declining Enrolments and Teacher Redundancy in Canada.
Chamberlin, Richard J.
This study provides a review of the nature and success of programs dealing with excess teacher supply. The causes and effects of teacher redundancy are discussed, and methods of supply and demand planning are examined. Strategies to deal with inservice retraining and programs that present career alternatives are reviewed. Among the solutions evaluated are: part time teaching, adult education, training and reassignment to new specialties, administrative development, deferred income plans, and early retirement. Factors that have become obstacles to resolving redundancy, such as conservative attitudes and lack of flexibility in planning, are considered. Observations on the future outlook are made, and three policy options are suggested: (1) Administrators should remove obstacles to part time employment and early retirement; (2) Adult vocational education programs should be expanded as part of an overall plan; and (3) Faculties of education should review their career counseling programs and encourage students to enter education fields that have a short supply of teachers. A bibliography on declining enrollment and teacher supply is included. (FG)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Declining Enrollment, Educational Trends, Employment Opportunities, Faculty Mobility, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Part Time Faculty, Postsecondary Education, Skill Obsolescence, Teacher Employment, Teacher Retirement, Teacher Supply and Demand
Canadian Education Association, 252 Bloor Street West, Suite S850, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V5 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).