ERIC Number: ED432542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Sources of Supply of Teachers for Eight Cognate Areas: National Trends and Predictors. Data Analysis Report No. 1998-DAR2.
Boe, Erling E.; Bobbitt, Sharon A.; Cook, Lynne H.; Barkanic, Gema; Maislin, Greg
This report contains national trend and predictor data for the supply of public school K-12 teachers in eight cognate areas: general elementary education; mathematics and science education; language education; social studies education; arts, physical, and health education; business and vocational education; other general education; and special education. Data came from three large national probability samples of teachers taken over 6 years. The main data source was the Public School Teacher Questionnaires of the Schools and Staffing Surveys (SASS) of the National Center for Education Statistics. Data reveal major trends in those aspects of teacher career paths associated with entering, and continuing in, the ranks of employed public school teachers. Data also reveal variables associated with teachers' career path transitions. A parallel Data Analysis Report from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Research and Evaluation in Social Policy provides similar data on trends and predictors of teacher turnover. Data from the SASS indicate whether entering teachers had previous teaching experience and whether they were fully certified in the main teaching assignment into which they were hired. Data on demographics, qualifications, teaching assignment, and working conditions also come from the SASS. The report summarizes study findings. Descriptive tables comprise the bulk of the report. An appendix presents data sources, the teacher sample, and data analysis procedures. (Contains 12 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Center for Research and Evaluation in Social Policy.