ERIC Number: ED265094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Supply/Demand 1985. A Report Based upon an Opinion Survey of Teacher Placement Officers.
Akin, James N.
A survey of the membership of the Association for School, College and University Staffing requested supply and demand comparisons for elementary and secondary teachers and average beginning salaries for graduates in special education, elementary and secondary education. Findings indicated considerable teacher shortages in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer programming, and data processing. Only physical education showed a considerable surplus of teachers. Thirteen additional teaching fields were identified as having some teacher shortage. Optimism was expressed by participating teacher placement officers from all regions of the country. According to the report, the teacher job market decline reached its low point in 1983 and has been improving since. Geographically, the Great Lakes, South Central and Southeast regions of the United States expressed the highest degree of optimism for teacher opportunities. Survey results are displayed by tables. (JD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for School, College, and University Staffing, Madison, WI.