ERIC Number: ED326385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-19
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of Mathematics and Science Teachers.
Bobbitt, Sharon A.
Teachers of elementary and secondary mathematics and science have been the focus of increased attention in recent years. The Schools and Staffing Survey, conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics in school year 1987-88, provides an opportunity to look at the characteristics of the professional men and women currently responsible for providing mathematics and science education to children in the United States. The analysis reported in this paper was performed on about 13,000 public and private school teachers who indicated that their teaching assignment included mathematics or science in grades 7-12. Presented are selected findings, technical notes, and tabular representations of the data analyzed in this study. Discussed are the distribution of teachers, teaching experience, educational experience, and problems reported by the teachers in the sample. (CW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Results presented in this paper are from the new National Center for Education Statistics Schools and Staffing Survey. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, April 16-20, 1990).