ERIC Number: ED353256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Educator Reserve Pool Study.
Oregon State Board of Education, Salem.
The reserve pool is an important part of the educator supply pool in Oregon and in the nation. The Oregon reserve pool consists of those teachers, counselors, and administrators who hold active Oregon licenses but are not currently employed in an Oregon public school. To provide information on educator supply and demand needed to prepare for reforms called for in the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century (HB 3565), a 2-phase study was conducted. In phase 1 a reserve pool population of 17,903 educators was identified. In phase 2, 1,186 of these educators were surveyed by mail. In general, the reserve pool respondents are experienced. The reserve pool appears to be a major source of substitute teachers. Nearly half of the respondents who are not currently working in education plan to look actively for full-time K-12 positions in the near future. Many in the reserve pool who are interested in obtaining school employment indicate a willingness to complete additional training in a specialty area if a school position were available. Training areas of greatest interest include mathematics, science, special education, reading, counseling, social studies, and language arts. For about half of the respondents, training programs are accessible. (IAH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Board of Education, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon