ERIC Number: ED227567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Supply and Demand in Oklahoma Public Schools, 1981-82.
A questionnaire survey of Oklahoma school districts sought to identify critical issues in teacher supply and demand in the state. Of all 617 school districts surveyed, 450 responded. Further data came from teacher education programs at 19 Oklahoma public and private colleges and universities. Data were collected on teacher vacancies, curriculum and administrative areas, full-time-equivalent positions, first-year and returning teachers, temporary and special certifications, degrees of teacher shortage or surplus, teaching program graduates, graduate placements, average teacher salaries, per capita revenues, average daily membership, and counties and regions of the state. Maps, tables, and graphs present the survey results, including counties with above-average vacancies, the relationship of vacancies to salary and revenue, and administrators' ratings of teacher supply by subject area. Among the conclusions are that school counselors, psychologists, and librarians and secondary school principals are in short supply; teachers are needed in elementary music, art, special education, reading, and speech; shortages exist in secondary math, science, language, industrial arts, music, reading, and special education; and no systematic approach to teacher recruitment seems to exist. Four appendixes provide the survey cover letter and questionnaire and further data. (RW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Faculty Mobility, Graphs, Intellectual Disciplines, Maps, Public Schools, Questionnaires, School Districts, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Identifiers: Counties; Oklahoma