ERIC Number: ED378424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
A National Supply and Demand Study of Secondary Home Economics Teachers.
Jackman, Diane H.; Rehm, Marsha
A study examined the supply of and demand for home economics teacher educators identified through the American Vocational Association's 1993 national directory of the home economics division teacher educators. Demand data were obtained from state supervisors of vocational education (or their designees). Follow-up contacts resulted in a response rate of 55.4% for supply data and a response rate of 51.0% for demand data. Enrollment data provided by the teacher educators indicated a total of 2,168 students enrolled in home economics education programs in 1992-93. The identified majors of the 551 graduates from these programs reported in 1992-93 were as follows: teaching, 367; extension, 7; combination teaching and extension, 34; and other, 143. The number of home economics education graduates in 1993-94 qualified to teach was anticipated to be 440, which meant a decline of 21 in just 1 year. As of 1992-93, 15,235 persons were working as home economics teachers. As of September 1993, an additional 125 teachers were needed to fill open positions, emergency certification was held by 73 persons, and 45 departments would not operate because of a lack of qualified teachers. (Contains 24 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Dallas, TX, December 9-13, 1994).