ERIC Number: ED315219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Anticipating the 21st Century: Avoiding the Teacher Shortage.
Bell, David; Steinmiller, Georgine
In recent years there has been a steady decline of people selecting teaching as a career, coupled with an increase in early retirement by existing teacher personnel. Teacher shortages are reported in 37 states, and the problem is particularly acute for rural schools. To solve the problem, strategies for recruiting potential teachers are proposed in four categories: national strategies, a sample plan for a rural state, strategies for a university interested in recruiting and training teachers for work in rural area, and strategies at the local level. The real solution is not reallocation of able students, but the development of strategies to increase the potential pool of students who complete college, and to recruit from alternative pools not currently oriented to the education profession. Efforts to change student attitudes should begin at an early age. Other efforts that should be made to attract qualified people into the education profession are briefly suggested. This report contains 26 references. (GGH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Education and the Changing Rural Community: Anticipating the 21st Century. Proceedings of the 1989 ACRES/NRSSC Symposium. See RC 017 257.