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ERIC Number: ED059981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
A Critical National Problem: Under-Utilization of Teachers and Other College Trained Personnel.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
The major thesis of this document is that the supply of young manpower is growing at a record rate, the number of jobs is not growing as rapidly as a few years ago, and this situation is more critical for college educated manpower than for workers who have not attended college. Action is needed now to assure that large numbers of jobs are created which are consistent with national goals and which are also appropriate to the capabilities of the increasing supply of college graduates. Tables illustrate, with figures since 1960, the growth of the labor force, male graduates receiving bachelor's and first professional degrees, the number of unemployed, employment trends, employment offers to college graduates, and the unemployment of white and nonwhite males age 20-24. Increasing the number of jobs in public education would be the most desirable area for enlarging the number of jobs for college graduates. Provision of resource personnel and supportive professional services would require the addition of more than 100,000 school librarians, at least 20,000 guidance personnel for elementary schools, and an unspecified number of persons in other professional positions which need to be created to give all students and teachers access to the services of qualified practitioners in psychological, health, and social service disciplines. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.