ERIC Number: ED281749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Serious Shortages of Science and Mathematics Teachers: What SREB States Are Doing.
Cornett, Lynn M.
Regional Spotlight, v15 n2 Dec 1986
This summary examines the shortage of science and mathematics teachers in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states and describes initiatives underway. Fewer persons have been graduating from college prepared to teach and large numbers of science and mathematics teachers are leaving the classroom. At the same time, requirements and enrollments in science and mathematics are increasing. The status in six states is analyzed: Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, South Carolina, and Virginia. Trends in teacher preparation figures are also discussed. State initiatives are described including loans and scholarships for teachers in the shortage areas, with specific notes for Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Alternative certification standards in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia are presented. Finally, retraining programs in science and mathematics are discussed, and other state efforts are noted. (MNS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.