ERIC Number: ED065360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Availability of Retired Military Officers to Teach Mathematics and Science.
Public Management Research Inst., San Francisco, CA.
This survey was conducted by the Public Management Research Institute under a grant from the National Science Foundation. It was found that retired military officers are a potential source of science and mathematics teaching talent. Ten percent of those responding reported that they were presently teaching; an additional 41 percent expressed definite interest in teaching; and yet another 8 percent admitted a possible future interest. More significant is the statement by a large group that they might have been interested in teaching had the opportunity been offered before retirement. One distinct handicap to taking advantage of this interest in teaching was that only 8.3 percent of those interested had ever had a high school teaching certificate. Another handicap was the relative immobility of the group--their desire to teach near their present location. This study has been limited mainly to measuring the potential available. It recommends further study to evaluate and take advantage of this potential teacher resource. (CP)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Public Management Research Inst., San Francisco, CA.