ERIC Number: ED469721
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
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Preliminary Analysis of Ohio's Labor Market for Teachers and Other Education Professionals.
Fleeter, Howard; Driscoll, William
This report examines issues of teacher supply and demand in Ohio, analyzing: demand for educators; supply of teachers in terms of outflows (teachers leaving the system through retirement or attrition and teachers moving across school districts); and supply of teachers in terms of inflows (beginning teachers and former teachers re-entering the labor market). Overall, Ohio faces teacher shortages in specific subject areas, particularly math and science, though special education has the most severe shortages. Teacher mobility differs by district type, with large urban and poor rural school districts having the most difficulty retaining teachers. Minority teachers and other education professionals are significantly underrepresented in comparison to the percentage of minority students attending Ohio public schools. The rate of teacher retirement is increasing. Ohio's teacher attrition rate resembles that of other states and is comparable with attrition in other fields. Ohio teachers who leave teaching often return. Teacher salaries are low compared to salaries in other fields. Implementation of the new licensure system needs monitoring over the next few years. Recommendations include tracking trends and changes in an annual report and using the Integrated Licensure System to compile data for the annual report. A list of professional occupations and salaries is appended. (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
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Sponsor: Ohio State Board of Education, Columbus.
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio