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ERIC Number: ED161838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
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Estimating the Number of Newly Certified Teachers Who Do Not Enter Teaching in Michigan Public Schools.
Smith, Gary R.
The purpose of this study was to provide an empirical estimate of the number of newly certified teachers in Michigan who did not enter teaching in the year in which they were initially certified and also to estimate the time this group remained active in seeking teaching positions. The study was limited by lack of data on private school teacher employment and missing data for 1971-72. Computer tape records and Professional Personnel Register tapes from the Michigan Department of Education provided data on certification type, date of certification, recommending institution, social security number, teaching level, school district, and similar professional data. Analysis of the data showed that at least 30 percent of the newly certified teachers voluntarily chose not to enter public school teaching in the same year in which they were initially certified. The data also indicated that a substantial number of Michigan graduates continue to seek employment as teachers for two years after certification. (DS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan