ERIC Number: ED386575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
A National Study of the Supply and Demand for Teachers of Agricultural Education in 1994.
Camp, William G.
The 30th annual national survey of the supply of and demand for teachers of agricultural education in the United States examined state, regional, and national supply and demand data for 1994. The supply data were collected from a survey of the head teacher educator in each agricultural education department with a program for specific preparation of teachers of agriculture at higher education institutions in the United States, and the demand data were collected in a survey of the individuals in charge of agricultural education at each state department of education. It was estimated that there were 10,234 agriculture teachers (9,435 of whom were white and non-Hispanic) in the United States in 1994. The total number of openings and net number of openings for new agriculture teachers were estimated at 992 and 694, respectively. It was further estimated that only 643 newly qualified agriculture teachers would be seeking teaching positions and 441 would not be seeking teaching positions, thereby leaving 40 positions unfilled as of September 1, 1994. It was concluded that research is needed to determine why individuals enroll in and complete teacher education programs but decide not to seek teaching positions. (Fourteen tables and 18 references are included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg.