ERIC Number: ED059979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Supply and Demand Study for Iowa.
Howe, Trevor G.
This survey investigated problems of teacher supply and demand and collected information from local school districts to be used as base-line data on the current employment of teachers. Iowa's 452 school districts comprised the total sample for the empirical data given. The model survey was designed so that it could be replicated in subsequent years for comparison and trend analysis, and so that the approach might be implemented in other states. Experience gained from this survey will be used to modify and improve the collection techniques. This survey provided employment and vacancy data that have not previously been available. The areas having the greatest number of teachers seeking jobs are social studies, elementary education, physical education, and English. Music, science, special education, mathematics, industrial arts, and vocational agriculture had fewer applications. The vacancy information collected in this study is considered as a valuable contribution when used as base-line data on the current employment of teachers. It is recommended that the study continue in subsequent years for comparison and trend analysis. It is further recommended that caution be exercised in the interpretations and inferences derived from data collected for a single year. Seven tables are provided. (Author/JLF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.; Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Education.
Note: Presented at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 1972