ERIC Number: ED254400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Quantity and Quality of Teachers of Mathematics and Science, Grades 1 to 12.
Raizen, Senta A.
This paper discusses the data that are available on demand and supply of teachers of mathematics and science and points out discrepancies and difficulties in current statistics and in collecting the pertinent information. Estimates of supply hinge on indentifying who is to be included in the pool of mathematics and science teachers, but there are no commonly accepted measures of competence. Nor is there information on response behavior of potential teachers to various monetary and nonmonetary incentives for increasing the supply. Demand estimates are limited by lack of understanding of the impact of increased requirements for high school graduation and college admission. Some suggestions are made for improving future demand/supply estimates. Over 40 references are included. (MNS)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985). This paper is a modified version of a chapter in "Indicators of Precollege Education in Science and Mathematics," a report by the Committee on Indicators of Precollege Science and Mathematics Education, National Research Council.