ERIC Number: ED371145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
National Study of the Supply of and Demand for Secondary Marketing Education Teachers in 1993.
Ruhland, Sheila K.; Wilkinson, Richard F.
A study examined the supply of and demand for marketing education (ME) teachers throughout the United States. A 6-question survey was mailed to a sample of 54 administrators of ME teacher preparation programs, and a 12-question survey was mailed to all 51 state directors of ME. Supply and demand data were obtained from 49 (91%) of the administrators and 44 (86%) state directors, respectively. Forty-five more ME teaching positions were reported in 1991-92 than in 1992-93, and a surplus of 183 secondary-level ME teachers was anticipated for the 1993-94 school year. ME graduates will likely continue to obtain teaching positions at the secondary rather than postsecondary levels; however, 14% of graduates obtained postsecondary teaching positions in 1993-94 versus only 7% in 1992-93. In 1993-94, 39% of secondary ME teacher vacancies were filled by new graduates versus only 25% in 1992-93. Eight fewer faculty positions were reported in ME teacher preparation programs in 1993-94. Recommendations included calls for additional research to determine why the supply of ME teachers continues to exceed the demand. (Ten references are included. Appended are a list of ME teacher preparation programs and the supply and demand survey cover letters and questionnaires.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Practical Arts and Vocational-Technical Education.
Note: For the 1992 study, see ED 358 285. Data collection and analysis funded as a project of the Marketing Education Foundation.