ERIC Number: ED315403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Fall Hiring Report. Certified Professional Staff Vacancies as of September 1, 1988.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
A teacher shortage survey was conducted in the fall of the 1988-89 school year in Connecticut to determine whether a critical shortage of teachers exists in particular areas of certification. Determination of shortage areas is based on the number of teacher vacancies, new certificates issued by the Department of Education during the previous year, and the number and types of classes being taught by persons without the appropriate certification. Analyses of individual positions and position categories with reference to the number of school districts with vacancies provide detailed information on the possible existence of teacher shortages. The most precise estimate of teacher shortages in the report is made through the calculation of a teacher shortage index. This index is a relative indicator of a teacher shortage which is used to identify areas with a greater need for teachers than other areas. The greatest number of school districts reported full-time vacancies in the following areas: (1) elementary education; (2) teachers of the learning disabled; (3) English; (4) music; and (5) speech and hearing. Four appendices include the 1988 teacher shortage survey (statewide vacancies and certified applicants by position, subject area shortage evaluation, and Form ED-156) and the 1988-89 teacher shortage index. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut