ERIC Number: ED392747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Supply and Demand in Montana.
The purpose of this study was to examine data and information related to teacher supply and demand in the State of Montana. To gather current data, a questionnaire was sent to all school and county superintendents. A total of 248 questionnaires were distributed; 169 were returned. The main part of the questionnaire was patterned after an annual report on the supply and demand for new teachers conducted by the Association for School, College, and University Staffing (ASCUS). Respondents were asked first to indicate those teaching areas in which people were hired for the 1994-95 school year, then to indicate whether there was a shortage or a surplus of qualified applicants. The results are presented in the form of graphs for the five regions of the state and by size of school district. Findings suggested considerable or some shortage in all regions in teaching areas of library, music, guidance and counseling, computer science/lab, home economics, and chemistry; and considerable or some surplus in all regions for elementary primary and elementary intermediate teachers. By size of school district, findings also revealed considerable or some shortage in music, Spanish, and guidance and counseling, and considerable or some surplus in elementary primary or elementary intermediate teachers. (ND)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Montana; Teacher Surplus