ERIC Number: ED139899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Changing Stduent Enrollment Patterns on the Distribution of Teachers in an Urban School District.
Murnane, Richard J.
This nationwide study evaluates the impact of minority student enrollment trends on the composition and distribution of the teaching staffs of inner city school systems. The report summarizes past research on teacher mobility. It outlines recent changes in labor market conditions for teachers and describes the changing characteristics of the students attending urban schools. It also discusses the impact of changing student enrollment patterns on the distribution of teachers within one large urban school district and provides a summary and a discussion of equity and cost implications. The case of Midcity, a large Midwestern city, is used to illustrate trends cited. The report concluded that staffing patterns of inner city schools indicates that the number of teachers employed by the public school system has declined. The average experience level of inner city teachers has increased. In schools with the fewest poor children, the percentage of inexperienced teachers declined. In contrast, in schools with the most poor children, the percentage of inexperienced teachers increased. Tables with data from Midcity support the conclusions of the study. (Author/JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Finance and Productivity Group.
Authoring Institution: N/A