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ERIC Number: ED424405
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
A National Study of the Supply and Demand for Teachers of Agricultural Education in 1995.
Camp, William G.; Case, Rebecca; Dean, Anne; Fannon, Cindy
The 31st annual national survey conducted a census of the field of public school agricultural education to determine the situation regarding the supply and demand of teachers in the United States in 1995. Supply data came from teacher education programs, graduates, and placements. Demand data came from numbers of teachers, numbers of replacements hired, sources of replacements hired, types of schools, and kinds of programs. Findings indicated that the number of agricultural education teaching positions had been relatively stable for several years and was at about the same level as when the study began 30 years ago. The total number of newly qualified potential teachers fell back to the 30-year low of 625 established in 1990 and fell below the net number of replacements needed in 1995. Nearly a quarter of those newly qualified were not actively seeking teaching positions. Agricultural education programs nationwide experienced a growing shortfall in the number of fully qualified potential teachers prepared to accept available teaching positions. All three indicators of that shortfall reached their highest levels of the decade: teachers needed but not available on September 1, teachers with emergency certification, and departments that likely would not operate because a teacher was not available. The placement rate remained stable near the historic norm of just over 50 percent. Teachers were disproportionately white, non-Hispanic males. (Appendixes contain 21 references, news release, and fact sheet.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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