ERIC Number: ED343845
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
New and Returning Teachers in Indiana: Sources of Supply.
Kirby, Sheila Nataraj; And Others
This study, conducted in Indiana, describes sources of teacher supply, various paths individuals take into teaching, and how the paths have changed over time. Findings are based on: a computerized file containing a record for each Indiana teacher from 1965 to 1988; a survey of all Indiana teachers who taught in school year 1987-88, but not in the previous year; and a survey of new 1988-89 hires. New and returning teachers are profiled and paths to teaching are detailed. The objectives of the study are: to assess the current teacher supply and demand in Indiana; to determine and recommend policies that will ensure an adequate supply of certified teachers; and to provide the Indiana State Department of Education with the capability of monitoring and performing future assessments of teacher supply and demand. Following a preface, summary, acknowledgements, figures and tables, the report is organized into four sections: (1) Introduction; (2) The Changing Profile of Newly Hired Teachers; (3) Profile of Teachers in the Survey Sample; and (4) Conclusions including historical trends, survey results, and policy implications. A survey of newly hired teachers in Indiana public schools, 1988-89, and a 1989 Indiana teacher survey are appended. (LL)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Futures (of Society), Needs Assessment, Profiles, Public School Teachers, State Departments of Education, State Surveys, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Experience, Teaching (Occupation), Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.