ERIC Number: ED446046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-26
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Projecting State-Level Teacher Supply and Demand: Improving an Imperfect Science To Enhance Policy Decision-Making.
Beaudin, Barbara Q.; Thompson, Judith S.; Prowda, Peter M.
This paper examines the issues underlying teacher supply and demand as they apply to Connecticut public schools. The first section, "Refining the Model for Estimating State-Level Public School Educator Demand," looks at: the demand model; enrollment projections; teacher attrition; unfilled positions; migration between assignment areas and districts; differences in the proportion of part-time to full-time educators in the newly hired and continuing educator pools across assignment areas; state-level hiring responsiveness to changes in elementary, middle, and high school enrollments; district and state policy initiatives; and the demand projections for educators through 2003. Section 2, "Estimating Educator Supply: Confronting an Imperfect Science," discusses: sources of Connecticut's new hires: 1993-98; 1998 newly hired educator's survey: what was learned about new hires' search for public school positions; first certificates awarded annually: Connecticut's new educator supply source; the depth of Connecticut's educator reserve pool; new flow into the reserve pool; and supply pool concerns. Section 3, "State Policy Interventions and District Hiring Practices to Mediate Educator Shortages," presents five recommendations for recruiting and retaining well-qualified educators for Connecticut public schools. (Contains 22 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut