ERIC Number: ED063640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Too Many Teachers: Fact or Fiction? Fastback Series, No. 5.
Regier, Herold G.
The NEA reports that a gross oversupply of teachers currently exists and is likely to become worse in the future. This publication attempts to (1) assess the teacher supply and demand situation, (2) look at related conditions that have influenced this situation, and (3) make suggestions for changes. Many qualified teachers are without jobs -- declining birth rates, budget cuts, incorrect predictions, and improper career counseling have all contributed to the current teacher overproduction. However, differentiated staffing arrangements and early childhood education programs will provide more teaching positions. Existing vacancies for teacher aides and vocational and technical education teachers provide some alternative teaching career opportunities. (RA)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, Differentiated Staffs, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Mobility, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Teacher Aides, Teacher Placement, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand
Phi Delta Kappa, 8th & Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 48401 (Individual fastback, $.50, prepaid. Set of six, $2.00, quantity & membership discounts)
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.