ERIC Number: ED353255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
School Staffing Trends Study.
Oregon State Board of Education, Salem.
This study examined the future staffing trends in Oregon's public schools, particularly with regard to teachers and counselors, within the context of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century (HB 3565). Twenty-nine persons were interviewed, primarily superintendents, superintendent/principals, and assistant superintendents. Budget limitations are causing districts to curtail hiring of professional staff. For those districts able to hire professional staff, the applicant pool for teachers and administrators appears to be generally adequate although the counseling applicant pool is troubling for some districts. Although some small districts are having trouble locating substitute teachers, in general the applicant pool appears adequate. The employment market for teachers and administrators will likely be weak if school districts continue to face budget constraints. Districts recommend that teacher preparation programs provide more intensive practicums in multiple grade levels and school settings. Interviewees indicated that training of professional staff is very important although funding is a major problem. Training in the areas of special learning needs, restructured curriculum, and health and social problems is needed. Many districts intend to wait for leadership, direction, and funding support with regard to school reform. (IAH)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Projections, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Personnel, School Counselors, Staff Development, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Supply and Demand, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Board of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon