ERIC Number: ED318711
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Supply Side of the Teacher Labor Market in the Southeast: A Study of the Characteristics of Newly Hired Teachers and Perceptions about Teacher Supply and Demand. Research Report.
Cartledge, Carolyn M.; Halverson, Stephen P.
In the past about half of the newly hired teachers have been transfers (from another building, district, or state), with the others coming out of a reserve pool of education graduates who, for one reason or another, had never taught or had not taught recently. This study examines the supply side of the teacher labor market, especially those individuals who are not recent education graduates. School principals in six states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North and South Carolina) were randomly selected on a proportional basis to participate in the study. The respondents provided information pertaining to their school sites, new teachers in their school during the 1987-88 school year, the number of teachers teaching out of their fields of certification, the rate of teacher turnover in their schools, and their perceptions about teacher shortages and surpluses. A total of 475 principals responded, a 50% response rate. Data from the survey are displayed on tables with accompanying narrative discussion; a copy of the survey questionnaire is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.