ERIC Number: ED292624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Education's Greatest Untapped Resource: Second Career Scientists and Engineers.
National Executive Service Corps, New York, NY.
At a time when many are concerned with the shortage of qualified science and mathematics teachers in public schools, a recent survey was conducted by the National Executive Service Corps (NESC) into the availability of technical professionals nearing retirement who have expressed a willingness to teach. The results of the 9-month study indicates that a substantial number of well-educated and experienced professionals are potentially strong and viable teacher candidates. The report contains survey results from individuals in: (1) corporate management; (2) military leadership positions; (3) public school districts; and (4) education policy and practice situations such as teacher organizations and teacher training institutions. The report concludes that this type of personnel utilization has the potential to rejuvenate the cadre of science and mathematics teachers for the future. Copies of the survey instruments are included. (TW)
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, National Surveys, Older Adults, Retirement, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Science
National Executive Service Corps, 257 Park Avenue South, New New York, NY 10017 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Executive Service Corps, New York, NY.