ERIC Number: ED269389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Estimates of Teacher Demand and Supply and Related Policy Issues.
Raizen, Senta A.
Problems with teacher demand/supply estimates are reviewed, and comments are made on current policies intended to increase both the supply and the quality of teachers. Some experiences and reactions to recent changes in credentialing and educational requirements are also noted, including revisions in state certification statutes, requirements for competency testing, and reforms in teacher education programs. The effects of various economic incentives to attract more able people into the profession and maintain them as teachers are discussed, including scholarship and loan programs, raising teacher salaries, and performance-based pay. Projections of future demand, in addition to using enrollment forecasts, must make estimates of teacher attrition and possible educational improvements that may call for additional teachers. Problems concerning estimates of supply have to do with uncertainties regarding the makeup and quality of the current teaching pool, the number of individuals expected to enter teaching in the future, and the number that can be expected to return to teaching from the large pool of trained, but presently inactive teachers. A three-page reference list is provided. (Author/CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (70th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).