ERIC Number: ED210265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Supply and Demand in the ACT Schools Authority: Implications of Enrollment Projections 1981-1986. Research Report.
An analysis of policy options concerning teacher supply and demand in the A.C.T. [Australian Capital Territory] Schools Authority from 1981 to 1986 is presented. Projections have indicated declining demand for primary school teachers, fewer promotions in primary schools, and the necessity of relocating teachers to areas of expansion. However, comparatively higher annual replacement demand (20 percent) for teachers in the A.C.T. Schools Authority may relieve the initially dismal prognosis for teacher demand suggested by enrollment projections. Opportunities for promotion during this period are considered, and it is concluded that a "stationary state" in the aggregate demand for teachers need not imply stagnation in promotional opportunities for teachers. Primary teachers and principals are warned to be alert to, and prepared for, the necessity for large teacher redeployment among geographical regions within the A.C.T. The necessity for the geographic relocation of some primary and secondary school teachers generates pressure for immediate planning of alternative teacher resource utilization strategies. Policy options considered in this report include: permanent part-time employment for teachers; teacher exchanges; voluntary early retirement schemes; incentives for professional renewal programs; and the issue of voluntary versus compulsory teacher transfers. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Long Range Planning, Part Time Faculty, Policy Formation, Teacher Distribution, Teacher Employment, Teacher Placement, Teacher Promotion, Teacher Retirement, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Transfer, Tenure, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Capital Territory Schools Authority, Canberra.
Identifiers: Australia (Australian Capital Territory)