ERIC Number: ED306800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Supply and Demand in the 1990's and Professional Education of Teachers.
As part of the final report by the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness, a discussion of the numbers available to predict teacher supply and projected student enrollment is presented with an examination of Arizona's professional education programs and how they are meeting the needs. A discussion of teacher supply and demand in the 1990's focuses on: retirement statistics; the projected need for teachers; the need for minority teachers; the effect of the Pre-Professional Skills Test examination; the need for teachers in rural Arizona; the need for teachers in specific disciplines; other routes to certification; post-baccalaureate programs; alternate certification; and data needs. Professional education of teachers in Arizona is presented as: the 5-year education program; pilot programs; additional classroom training; and the need for working partnerships. some of the conclusions are that the composition of the student body will change significantly, Arizona will have a continuing demand for teachers through the 1990's if the current teacher-student ratio is maintained, and experimentation and research on teaching and teacher preparation are needed. Six recommendations include: develop a program to recruit minorities into the teaching profession; develop pilot programs in such areas as beginning teacher induction and delivery of education in remote areas; and develop standards that make the colleges of education accountable for the performances of their graduates. Contains over 100 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Certification, College Students, Competition, Educational Quality, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Projections, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Professional Education, Public Colleges, Rural Areas, State Programs, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona