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ERIC Number: EJ1104335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0887-8730
Voices in Education: Teacher Shortage--Myth or Reality?
Martin, Linda E.; Mulvihill, Thalia M.
Teacher Educator, v51 n3 p175-184 2016
It appears that a teacher shortage is on the rise in the nation's schools. This is not a new issue or concern; teacher shortages have occurred off and on for some time for a variety of reasons. But this particular shortage of qualified teachers does appear to be important and different than previously reported shortages ("The Washington Post," August 2015). If that is true, how concerned should we be? In this article, coeditors Linda Martin and Thalia Mulvihill asked the "Teacher Educator" Editorial Advisory Board to reflect on this important issue by responding to the following prompts: (1) Is the most recent reported teacher shortage a reality? (2) If so, is there a teacher shortage in general or within particular demographics (e.g., racial and ethnic minority, sex, gender, age, apparent and non-apparent disabilities)? Content areas? Geographical areas? and (3) If not, what factors are perpetuating a teacher shortage myth?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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