ERIC Number: ED228411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Teaching Areas in Need of Additional Personnel.
Gray, Kenney E.; And Others
Projecting demand for vocational education teachers for a 5-year period has many methodological problems. For example, how does one define the "need for additional personnel" or determine the difference in demand for and supply of teachers? The demand figure changes drastically depending on how it is measured, while the supply changes depending on such factors as certification requirements. Demand also hinges on available funding. After consideration of these methodological problems, this study summarized a number of studies and used a panel of experts to devise a model that could be used to project the 5-year demand for vocational teachers (1977-82). Needs for teachers nationally by program areas, and at the state level by program areas as well as by total needs were determined. National data indicated that the number of additional teachers needed could be as high as 110,216 by fiscal year 1979 and as high as 200,481 by 1981. On the state level, all states showed a need for teachers for 1979 except Florida, Georgia, Maine, New Hampshire, and Wyoming. In 1981, only Florida and Wyoming were estimated not to have any needs for teachers. All states had needs for teachers in one or more program areas. (The majority of this report consists of statistical methodology and tables of projected teacher needs by individual states and by program areas.) (KC)
Descriptors: Employment Projections, Employment Statistics, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Secondary Education, State Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Studies, Teacher Employment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: For a related document see CE 035 492.