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ERIC Number: ED251321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
State and Local Initiatives to Alleviate Teacher Shortages in Mathematics and Science. AEL Occasional Paper 014.
McGeever, James M.
The first portion of this document presents a review of literature indicating shortages of teachers in mathematics and science. In the second portion, solution strategies are discussed. Twenty-two states have initiated financial-incentive programs, while 27 states have used training or retraining programs. Federal, state, and local efforts are then described, followed by a description of college-based retraining programs in Ohio. Finally, recommendations are made. Several success factors were identified across all efforts: effective programs were based on identified needs; were designed to continue as long as the need existed; had capable coordinators, trainers, and trainees; were characterized by close cooperation among the participating agencies; fostered mutual support by keeping trainers together throughout the program; involved practice teaching with gradual progression from easy to more advanced subject matter; and subsidized tuition cost with federal funding sources. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Ohio; Science Education Research