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ERIC Number: EJ1120292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Missing Elements in the Discussion of Teacher Shortages
Cowan, James; Goldhaber, Dan; Hayes, Kyle; Theobald, Roddy
Educational Researcher, v45 n8 p460-462 Nov 2016
Though policymakers are increasingly concerned about teacher shortages in U.S. public schools, the national discussion does not reflect historical patterns of the supply of and demand for newly minted teachers. Specifically, the production of teacher candidates has increased steadily since the mid-1980s, and only about half of graduating teacher candidates are hired as public school teachers in a typical year. That said, there is considerable evidence of teacher shortages in specific subjects (e.g., STEM and special education) and specific types of schools (e.g., disadvantaged). We therefore discuss public policies that contribute to these specific shortages and potential solutions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER) at American Institutes for Research; Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305C120008