ERIC Number: ED238869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Condition of Teaching. A State By State Analysis. A Carnegie Foundation Technical Report.
Feistritzer, C. Emily
Changes in the condition of teaching for the country as a whole and for each state are analyzed in the following areas: (1) general population shifts; (2) elementary and secondary school enrollments, public and private; (3) numbers of public school teachers; (4) public school finance and its relationship to overall economic conditions--personal and per captia income, and sources of revenue--in each state; (5) salaries of public school teachers, as a percentage of total school expenditures and of total personal income, compared with salaries of other professional and nonprofessional workers; (6) certification requirements of the teaching profession; and (7) who is going into the teaching profession in this country and what that portends for the teaching force in future years. Aggregated national statistical averages are presented in tabular and graphic format with narrative discussion. Six fundamental points are made: (1) teachers' salaries differ widely from state to state and are down in relation to total spent on each student; (2) teachers' salaries are low and fail to grow commensurate with other professionals; (3) there are more teachers and fewer pupils presently, but demand is starting to exceed supply and is expected to grow; (4) the caliber of new teachers is low and getting worse; (5) there are more certified teachers in public than in private schools; and (6) federal and state contributions to school funding show vast differences across the country. (JD)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Futures (of Society), Population Trends, Private Schools, Professional Recognition, Public School Teachers, Public Schools, State Norms, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries, Teaching (Occupation)
Princeton University Press, 3175 Princeton Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Princeton, NJ.