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ERIC Number: ED492941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
Qualifications of Public Secondary School History Teachers, 1999-2000. Issue Brief. NCES 2006-004
Holt, Emily W.; McGrath, Daniel J.; Seastrom, Marilyn M.
National Center for Education Statistics
Previous studies of the qualifications of elementary and secondary school teachers have focused on whether teachers have educational backgrounds (a postsecondary major/minor or equivalent) and state certification that match the subjects they teach. If not, they are commonly considered "out-of-field." This Issue Brief reports the combination of certifications and majors and minors to which secondary-level history students are exposed and how these qualifications vary across schools with differing levels of student poverty. Data from the NCES 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) teacher and school questionnaires indicate that students in the lowest poverty schools were the least likely to have a teacher with both an out-of-field certification and an out-of-field major or minor. (Contains 2 tables and 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
IES Funded: Yes