ERIC Number: ED440094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-27
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Newspaper Advertising Trends and Teacher Supply in the Carolinas.
Dewalt, Mark W.; Graham, Patricia L.
This year-long research project documented critical issues of supply and demand for teachers in the Carolinas. Researchers focused on the number of public and private school education positions advertised in the four major newspapers serving South Carolina and the Charlotte metropolitan region of North Carolina. They documented advertising trends for public and private schools in the region by recording the number of education-related positions advertised in the Sunday edition of each of four major newspapers during 1998. Data analysis indicated that the number of advertisements related to education was substantial. The newspapers included a total of 7,430 positions related to education during 1998. The ads were placed by a variety of schools and educational entities. There were advertised positions in 13 different states and 1 international location. Math, science, and special education were clear areas of need. Industrial arts, elementary education, English, and school principal positions were also frequently advertised. Many education vacancies appeared in July and continued into the first 2 months of the school year. These data support the notion that many districts are experiencing teacher shortages throughout the year. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; South Carolina