ERIC Number: ED265034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
A Follow-up Study of the Mathematics Education Majors from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1960-1985.
Schmelter, Raymond Charles
The shortage of mathematics teachers is apparent in all 50 states with indications of increasing shortages. A three-phase study of mathematics education was designed to explore some factors of this trend. Phase 1 consisted of a literature search on mathematics teacher shortage in Wisconsin and the United States, identification of a sampling population of mathematics education majors of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh from 1960-1985, and the development of a questionnaire. Phase 2 concentrated on the sampling of the selected population. A summarization of the related literature and survey results comprised Phase 3. The return rate obtained in this study was 216 out of 322, or 67 percent. Survey findings indicated that 61.8 percent of the respondents were presently teaching. Data indicated that 29.5 percent of the respondents taught but left teaching while 8.6 percent never taught. The respondents also provided a ranking of the strengths and weaknesses of the university's program. (The complete questionnaire is included in the Appendix). (ML)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Oshkosh.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin