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ERIC Number: ED502239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 49
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
Trends in California Teacher Demand: A County and Regional Perspective. Issues & Answers. REL 2008-No. 057
White, Melissa Eiler; Fong, Anthony B.
Regional Educational Laboratory West
The report highlights the differences among California counties and regions in their use of under-prepared teachers and their needs for new teachers in the coming decade as driven by projected student enrollment changes and teacher retirements. The analyses, based on expected teacher retirements and student enrollment growth, suggest that California's Central Valley and Inland Empire regions will face some of the highest demand for new teachers in the coming decade. This demand will add to other challenges, including high poverty rates, low educational attainment, and diverse student populations. As local decision-makers consider the implications of the information provided in this report, they are encouraged to seek additional county- or district-level data for a fuller picture of regional teacher labor markets. Further investigation at the state level may help state policymakers consider specific interventions to most effectively address the anticipated differential demand for new teachers across the state. When the state's new longitudinal teacher database becomes available, it may facilitate a more complete analysis of regional teacher labor market issues highlighted in this report. Four appendixes are included: (1) Data and analysis; (2) Report estimates compared with other recent estimates of teacher retirement; (3) Supplementary data tables; and (4) Institutions of higher education trends in issuing credentials. (Contains 15 endnotes, 7 figures, 7 maps, and 14 tables.) [This report was prepared for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) by Regional Educational Laboratory West administered by WestEd.]
Regional Educational Laboratory West. Available from: WestEd. 730 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1242. Tel: 877-493-7833; Tel: 415-565-3000; Fax: 415-565-3012; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory West (ED)
Identifiers - Location: California
IES Funded: Yes