ERIC Number: ED199227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-19
Reference Count: 0
The Training, Availability, Certification, and Assignment of Secondary School Mathematics Teachers.
Williams, Robert T.
This paper reports on an analysis of the shortage of mathematics teachers in North Carolina. It was found that: (1) The effects of the shortage fell on the remedial math students, general math students in high school, and seventh and eighth grade classes; (2) The percentage of new math teachers among all new secondary teachers has declined; (3) The number of reported vacancies has been declining; and (4) In most years, the number of new math teachers graduated exceeded the number of vacancies. It is commonly recognized that many math education graduates choose employment outside of the schools. A discussion is presented on certification policies, incentives, and the institution of penalties for out-of-field teaching, particularly for those mathematics teachers who are teaching subjects other than their own specialty. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (Detroit, MI, February 19, 1981).