ERIC Number: ED430911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Supply and Demand in Kansas Public Schools. Twentieth Annual Survey.
Tompkins, Loren; Mehring, Teresa A.; Hedstrom, Cora Z.; Switzer, Maggie
This annual report investigates Kansas' current teacher job market. Data came from surveys of superintendents from all 304 unified school districts, special education directors, directors of teacher education programs, and college placement directors. The nine sections are (1) Historical Perspective, (2) Sources of Data, (3) Relevance of Each Data Source to the Interpretation of Teacher Supply and Demand, (4) Reporting Data, (5) Teacher Supply and Demand, (6) Administrator Supply and Demand, (7) Perceptions of Special Education Teacher Supply and Demand, (8) The Effect of District Size on the Availability of Teaching Applicants, and (9) Summary and Recommendations. There is a surplus of qualified job seekers in elementary and physical education. The supply of applicants for social studies, educable mentally handicapped, reading, and assistant principal positions is adequate. A serious shortage remains across most of Kansas for music teachers and counselors. There is a serious shortage of teachers for the hearing impaired, physically impaired, gifted, and behavioral disordered and a serious shortage of physical therapists. All other fields in both regular and special education share a slight shortage statewide. A very serious shortage of substitute teachers exists in all areas of Kansas. Shortages are not consistent throughout Kansas. Generally, smaller rural districts are at a disadvantage when trying to attract applicants. A set of 50 tables comprises the bulk of this booklet. (SM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Annual Reports, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School District Size, School Districts, Special Education Teachers, Tables (Data), Teacher Supply and Demand
Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, The Teachers College, Box 4036, 1200 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS 66801-5087 ($8.50 plus 15 percent tax).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emporia State Univ., KS. Jones Inst. for Educational Excellence.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas