ERIC Number: ED462375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Demand and Supply of Primary and Secondary School Teachers in Australia.
Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
This report examines the 2000 teacher labor market in each Australian state and territory, projects demand and supply for teachers to 2003 (and up to 2010), and considers issues likely to impact the balance between demand and supply. Information comes from state and territory education authorities and other sources. During the 1990s, Australia's teaching workforce increased by about 11 percent. Recruitment difficulties were experienced during 2000 in several disciplines (particularly mathematics and science) and in rural and remote regions. State and territory governments use various initiatives to address recruitment difficulties. Initiatives are intended to attract more well-qualified young people into teaching through financial and other incentives. Graduates are the largest single source of new recruits to public schools. Recruitment needs in government and non-government schools will be approximately 12,000-13,000 from 2000-2003 (mainly replacement demand). Three key issues that will likely have a significant impact on the teacher labor market between 2005 and 2010 are student enrollment trends, aging of the teacher workforce, and the outlook for science and mathematics teachers. Areas for improvement include more comprehensive information on teachers in the teaching pool and more reliable data on inflows and outflows from teaching. (Contains 23 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Retirement, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching (Occupation)
For full text: http://www.curriculum.edu.au/mceetya/Public/pub326.htm.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, Carlton South (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra.
Identifiers - Location: Australia