ERIC Number: ED159164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Supply and Demand in Public Schools 1977. With Population Trends and Their Implications for Schools 1978.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div.
An analysis of statistics on teacher supply and demand in public schools, l977, indicates the following trends: (1) The supply of graduates completing prepartion to enter teaching is smaller than the number reported for l976. This is the fifth consecutive year that the numer completing preparation to enter teaching has decreased from the all-time high in l972; (2) The number of beginning teachers needed to raise the quality of public school programs and staffing in fall l977 to minimum level is more than are available from the l977 graduating class of prospective teachers; (3) The number of prospective teachers from the l977 graduating class seeking teaching positions exceeds the number of teaching positions actually open to them; (4) The percentage of employment in teaching positions in the fall following graduation in l977 has sharply declined since l962; and (5) Teaching assignments in which the supply is least adequate are mathematics, natural and physical sciences, distributive education, vocational-techical subjects, and agriculture. Assignments in which the supply is most adequate are social sciences, physical and health education, art, music, and foreign languages. A report on population trends and the implications for educational planning accompanies this study. (JD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Assessment, Futures (of Society), Labor Market, Population Trends, Public School Teachers, Teacher Employment, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div.