ERIC Number: ED077886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
The Supply and Demand of Teachers and Teaching.
Zerfoss, Evelyn; Shapiro, Leo J.
There is a general oversupply of teachers. Attempts to regulate teacher supply and demand are flawed by assumptions that teachers are a limited consumer item and that the school system will persist in its present form. The financial crises of schools, the demand of accountability, and the challenge to the principle of compulsory education indicate that the schools of the future will be greatly changed, even to "school" occurring in many settings. The new pluralish of institutions and the demand for knowledge utilization to solve societal problems, should be reflected in the training of teachers. To meet future needs, colleges and universities, whose training programs are being called ineffective, would have to conduct research to determine the learning needs of teachers. As reflected by trends in society and schools, these future needs relate to development and use of technology, development and use of work study programs, and provisions for equal opportunity, (JA)
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Methods Courses, Social Influences, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Employment, Teacher Selection, Teacher Supply and Demand
The Nebraska Curriculum Development Center, Andrews Hall, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508 (No price quoted)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Study Commission on Undergraduate Education and the Education of Teachers, Lincoln, NE.