ERIC Number: ED406364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Production of Degree Graduates by Teacher Preparation Programs in Special and General Education: Too Much or Not Enough? Research Report No. 1996-TSD4.
Boe, Erling E.; And Others
This research analyzed the yield of degree graduates from teacher preparation programs for the national teaching force in public schools. Estimates were obtained for the percentage of such graduates who: (1) entered public school teaching soon after graduation; (2) delayed entering public school teaching for one or more years after graduation; and (3) already held public school teaching positions at the time of degree completion and then continued as public school teachers. The yield of degree graduates from teacher preparation programs was examined separately for special education and for general education. The findings pertain to 1990 graduates from teacher preparation programs as a source of supply for public schools during the 1990-91 year. The findings were derived from two national database compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics: the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and the Schools and Staffing Survey. In 1990, there were approximately 15,400 degree graduates in special education and 130,900 in general education. The overall yield of recent graduates entering the teaching force was 81 percent in special education and 57 percent in general education. It was concluded that the production of degree graduates from teacher education programs in special education has been insufficient to meet the demand, and that the overall production of general education teachers has not been excessive. (Contains 16 references.) (JLS)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, National Surveys, Preservice Teacher Education, Public School Teachers, Public Schools, Special Education, Tables (Data), Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Employment, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Graduate School of Education.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES)