ERIC Number: ED440090
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Working Conditions of Texas Teachers. Teacher Supply, Demand, and Quality Policy Research Project.
Stevens, Nancy, Ed.
This is the first in a series of research papers in the area of teacher supply, demand, quality, and policy. It addresses the teaching conditions of Texas teachers, focusing on the following: teacher salaries, benefits, supplies and equipment, supervision and caseload, average work week, adequate work site, violence in the schools, competing occupations and teaching pools, and paraprofessional advancement. This report also looks at the effects of labor conditions on teacher supply and policy questions concerning military downsizing and competing occupations. It examines the U.S. Department of Education's designation of Texas teacher shortage areas (shortage area priorities, bilingual/English as a Second Language, special education, science, and mathematics) and discusses teacher shortage area loan deferments. It also presents data on working conditions by education service center regions and examines district types (urban, suburban, rural, and nonmetropolitan). Finally, the report presents a description of a typical Texas teacher's workday and offers data on Texas student performance. (Contains 35 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, School Districts, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Violence
Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 (Publication Number GE3 410 11, $1). Tel: 512-463-9744.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Policy Planning and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: Texas