ERIC Number: ED127315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Employability of Elementary and Secondary School Teachers in Indiana. Indiana College-Level Manpower Study, Report Number Seven.
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
The Indiana College-Level Manpower Study is being conducted by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to provide manpower information of value to planning at the postsecondary level. Factors involving both manpower supply and demand are being investigated, and educational and occupational areas in which major supply/demand imbalances exist will be identified. This report deals with the supply/demand situation for elementary and secondary school teachers in Indiana's public schools. Because Indiana has a number of public and independent colleges and universities heavily involved in the preparation of teachers, the commission felt it important that an assessment be made of future employment opportunities for teachers in the state. Students, as well as institutions, will be better able to develop plans for the future when they are able to take into account discernible trends rather than reactions to current problems. One section of this report deals with teachers employed in Indiana from 1970-71 to 1974-75. This information was included to make clear the changes that have taken place over a mere five-year period, primarily as a result of a decline or leveling in enrollments in the state's elementary and secondary public schools. Another section reports on a survey of all the school corporation superintendents in Indiana, conducted to determine their views toward the current employment situation for teachers in various teaching areas. Projections of the future demand for inexperienced teachers in Indiana's public schools are also discussed, and the methodology upon which the projections are based is explained. The report concludes that although there will be a shortage of available teaching postitions at the secondary level, this does not mean that there will be no jobs available. There are some teaching specialty areas, particularly in the industrial arts, vocational and agricultural areas, and some areas of mathematics and advanced science, where the prospects for job applicants will be good. Combinations of two or more proficiency areas will also aid teaching aspirants in their search for employment. (MM)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Labor Force, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Public School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Employment, Teacher Placement, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana