ERIC Number: ED213107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Teacher Demand and Supply. Fundamentals of Educational Planning--27.
Based on the conviction that better and more systematic planning of teacher supply and demand is needed, this study explores the factors determining both the demand for and supply of teachers and presents the measures available to educational planners in their efforts to maintain and achieve a balance. The author argues that creating the capacity to respond to changed circumstances should be as much an objective of educational planners as making accurate forecasts of teacher supply and demand. He demonstrates that the managers of the teaching force, faced by an incipient teacher shortage or surplus, have in fact a wide range of policy options open to them in the recruitment and deployment of teachers. The booklet is intended to provide useful background information to those whose responsibility is projecting teacher requirements. It is part of a series designed for educational planners, administrators, government officials, and policy makers, especially in developing countries. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Turnover, Long Range Planning, Planning, Prediction, Teacher Employment, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis
IIEP Publications, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9, rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75016 Paris, FRANCE (Order No. N.13; 12.00 francs). Also available in French edition.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.