ERIC Number: ED483256
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 140
Teaching and California's Future: California's Teaching Force 2004. Key Issues And Trends
Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning
This report, one in a series from the Teaching and California's Future Initiative (TCF), compiles secondary data from various state agencies and analyzes these data in chapters on Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Preparation and Recruitment, and Teacher Induction and Professional Development. Key findings included: (1) an impending bulge in teacher retirement is likely to create significant new demand for teachers; (2) special education and many secondary education subjects continue to be plagued by shortages of fully credentialed teachers; (3) under prepared teachers are found in disproportionate numbers in low performing schools and in schools serving large numbers of minority students and poor students; (4) the state?s budget crisis has led to major cuts in recruitment and fee increases for teacher credential candidates in the CSU system; (5) several major professional development programs have had funding reduced over the past few years; and (6) California?s induction system needs refinement. In light of the expected increase in the number of middle and high school students, as well as the state?s adoption of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) as a graduation requirement, professional development programs and spending are not sufficiently aligned with the training needs of secondary teachers. The report concludes with recommendations. (Contains 2 appendices and 41 exhibits.)
Descriptors: Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Retirement, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Certification, Educational Policy, State Standards, Federal Legislation, Faculty Development, Beginning Teacher Induction, Educational Finance
The Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning, 133 Mission Street, Suite 220, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Tel: 831-427-3628; Web site: http://www.cftl.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Sponsor: California State University, Office of the Chancellor; University of California, Office of the President; WestEd; Policy Analysis for California Education
Authoring Institution: Center for the Future of Teaching and Learning; SRI International, Inc.