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ERIC Number: EJ1006740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan-23
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Colleges Overproducing Elementary-Level Teachers
Sawchuk, Stephen
Education Week, v32 n18 p1, 14-15 Jan 2013
Data, while imprecise, suggest that some states are producing far more new teachers at the elementary level than will be able to find jobs in their respective states--even as districts struggle to find enough recruits in other certification fields. For some observers, the imbalances reflect a failure of teacher colleges--by far, the largest source of new teachers--and their regulatory agencies to cap the number of entrants. Scholars who study the issue, however, acknowledge that, even if a net oversupply of elementary teachers exists in some states, remedies are difficult. They are complicated, such scholars say, by a lack of comparable, cross-state data and by the complex and variable nature of the education labor market.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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