ERIC Number: ED099309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Alternatives for Schools of Education Confronted with Enrollment and Revenue Reducations.
This monograph reviews the alternative responses to the current teacher supply and demand situation being made by schools, colleges, and departments of education. Some options are identified as eliminating nonproductive programs and courses, emphasizing training in areas where shortages exist, refocusing the orientation of institutions to meet the training needs of nonschool settings, and expanding school service components, particularly inservice and continuing education oriented to the needs and aspirations of teachers in school situations. It is impossible to predict accurately the number of new teachers that will be needed in the future, and additional questions are therefore whether society will be willing to support a teaching force adequate for peak demand periods and whether employment alternatives should be considered. The teacher surplus does not take into account the growing need for new types of learning facilitators in nonschool settings, and these options should be considered as part of a realistic response to preparing multifaceted personnel for all of America's learning institutions. (MBM)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.