ERIC Number: ED359220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Modeling Teacher Supply and Demand, with Commentary. Schools and Staffing Survey. Teacher Followup Survey. Research and Development Report.
Arnold, Carolyn L.; And Others
An important purpose of the Schools and Staffing Survey of 1987-88 and the Teacher Followup Survey was to provide data useful for analyzing teacher demand and supply. This report summarizes the important issues related to teacher supply and demand; presents descriptive statistics on supply and demand; and develops and tests multivariate models to identify teacher, school, and district characteristics related to staying in and leaving teaching. The original sample included approximately 67,800 teachers and the follow-up included about 7,500 teachers. Previous research had identified a number of probable relationships between teacher attrition and various teacher, school, and district characteristics. Despite extensive data available on these characteristics, many expected relationships were not found. A possible explanation may be in limitations of the survey, which have been identified as the following: (1) the models tested were too large; (2) a test of the overall fit of the model should have been performed; (3) the relatively small number of learners may have contributed to the difficulty in obtaining results; and (4) the time frame for the analysis may have been too short. Survey data are presented in 26 tables. Appendix A contains two supplemental tables, and Appendix B presents technical notes. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Followup Studies, Goodness of Fit, Institutional Characteristics, Models, Multivariate Analysis, National Surveys, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Sample Size, School Districts, School Surveys, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Employment, Teacher Supply and Demand
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)