ERIC Number: ED231653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Shortage in Science & Mathematics: Myths, Realities & Research. A Summary of a Conference Sponsored by the National Institute of Education (Washington, D.C., February 10-11, 1983).
Good, Thomas L.; Hinkel, Gail M.
A shortage of certified and qualified science and mathematics teachers is one of the most visible and critical problems faced by our nation's schools. Because of the various approaches taken by different groups and agencies to solve the problem, the Improvement of Science and Mathematics Team (ISME) of the National Institute of Education (NIE) was established to identify and describe the most viable alternative to resolve the problem and to focus effort in that direction. The conference reported in this document (one of ISME's tasks) was designed specifically to identify salient elements of the national science/mathematics teacher shortage, add corollary data to the existing body of knowledge, and to influence and guide future NIE research in the area. During the conference paper presenters and discussants focused on possible myths surrounding the teacher shortage, the realities and research concerning science/mathematics education, and the programmatic solutions operated from within and outside of school settings. Included in this summary report are: five research, review, and analytical papers; three case studies of school responses to the teacher shortage; three case studies of business/community/education relationships; three views of the conference; and directions (recommendations) for action. References and list of conference contributors are also included. (JN)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Master Teachers, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving, Professional Recognition, Program Descriptions, Research Needs, School Business Relationship, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Shortage
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dingle Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Science Education Research