ERIC Number: ED210798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec-18
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Supply of and Demand for School Administrators in Six States between 1975-76 and 1979-80.
McCarthy, Martha; And Others
Data on the supply and demand ratio among school administrators were collected in six states (California, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Texas) for the purposes of determining the availability of such data and the feasibility of comparing them across states and depicting supply and demand trends in the selected states. The supply pool variables considered were applicants' sex, level of academic preparation, and desired positions. Administrator demand variables were type and level of position, location (state), and type of school district (urban, suburban, medium city, and rural). Data sources included state departments of public instruction, higher education placement offices, superintendents from a sample of eight school districts in each of the six target states, and chairpersons of educational administration departments in the eight states. Problems in estimating supply and demand occurred because of difficulties in gathering data, differences in state certification, and diversity among states in record-keeping practices. The study indicates an oversupply of administrative job incumbents at the building level, especially in elementary schools. The only administrative positions for which an increase in demand was indicated were those related to federal funding priorities--special education directors/supervisors and supervisors of federal programs. A number of recommendations are offered for graduate education programs and school districts. A bibliography and eight data tables conclude the study. (RW)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrators, Certification, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, Higher Education, Job Applicants, Job Placement, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Reduction in Force, School Districts, Superintendents, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Administrator Supply and Demand
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