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ERIC Number: ED242236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Education's Response to Equal Opportunity: An Employment Survey.
Rush, Gary S.
A survey was conducted to determine whether the mandates of equal opportunity are being met and whether a diverse group of teacher educators is being employed by higher education institutions. The "Chronicle of Higher Education" was chosen to provide a list of available jobs in higher education. A random sample of the advertisements of teacher education positions during 1980-1981 was assessed. Of the 59 positions on which data were supplied, 41 were filled on a permanent basis and 4 were filled temporarily. Few of those hired served in the upper professorial ranks. The data indicate that the majority of those hired were 25-35 years old. Most were Caucasian females having less than 5 years of higher education experience. A few had never taught in the kindergarten through 12th grade setting. They came from a highly diversified listing of previous positions, which could be expected based on the variety of skills demanded in job announcements. These data indicate that schools, colleges, and departments of education are hiring personnel from all parts of the United States, particularly from areas well removed from the employing institutions. Data are included on the characteristics of the faculty members: age, race, professional and teaching experience, and geographic regions. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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