ERIC Number: ED314640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Impending Crisis: The Supply and Demand of Ohio Industrial Technology Teachers 1988-1992.
Wright, Michael D.; Devier, David H.
With current industrial arts/technology teachers aging, and half those in Ohio eligible to retire in 10 years or less, a study was conducted to determine (1) planned retirements and teacher needs of school districts; (2) the number of preservice teacher candidates enrolled in industrial technology programs; and (3) what efforts were being made to attract new and nontraditional students into these teacher education programs. Descriptive data were sought via two questionnaires from 616 public school districts, 59 nonpublic schools that reported industrial technology programs, and 7 teacher education programs in Ohio. Returns were collected from 499 superintendents and 7 teacher education programs. The study showed that the supply of students in teacher education programs in industrial technology (283) was far less than the projected need. In addition, only seven of the students were women. Moreover, less than three-fourths of the graduates from these programs in 1988 sought state teaching certification. Four of the seven teacher education institutions reported that they had increased their efforts to recruit students. At the same time, the survey estimated that 1,023 additional teachers will be required by 1992. The study concluded that teacher education programs will have to make more and better efforts at recruitment and that a national task force should work on averting a crisis. Other recommendations included changes in teacher education programs and re-certification programs for science teachers and others. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Higher Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Arts Teachers, Retirement, Secondary Education, Student Recruitment, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Technical Education, Technology, Trade and Industrial Education, Trade and Industrial Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio