ERIC Number: ED244800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
North Carolina Science Teacher Profile. Grades 7-12. 1982-83.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
This report presents a statistical profile of secondary science teachers in grades 7-12 in North Carolina public schools. Data are provided and discussed in 9 sections under these headings: (1) basic information (teachers, subject and student membership, certification, and subject and certification areas); (2) subjects and certification; (3) subjects and certification per class; (4) subjects taught and degrees held; (5) sex distribution by subjects; (6) subjects taught by race; (7) years teaching experience; (8) teaching experience by subjects; and (9) teaching experience by sex. A brief summary is included in an appendix. Among the findings reported are: 85 percent of the high school (10-12) teachers were appropriately certified; 30 percent of teachers who taught science in grades 7-12 had no science certification; on the average, the junior high school science teacher was more likely to be younger, less experienced, female, holder of a lower degree, inappropriately certified for assignment, and assigned to larger class(es); on the average, the senior high science teacher was more likely to be older, more experienced, male, white, holder of an advanced degree, appropriately certified (although 16 percent were still inappropriately certified), and assigned to smaller classes. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina