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ERIC Number: EJ773468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
A Proposal to Address the Shortage of Highly Qualified Mathematics Teachers
Paul, Clyde
Mathematics Teacher, v98 n7 p456-458 Mar 2005
Available research supports a belief that a high-quality mathematics education for high school students cannot be accomplished unless a highly qualified mathematics teacher is in the classroom. This author primarily addresses the need for small, rural schools in Missouri to employ such highly-qualified mathematics teachers, although he also states that this same issue is faced by many inner-city schools. He contends that the shortage of highly qualified mathematics teachers has been of such duration, and has had such negative implications for society, that drastic solutions must be considered. This article offers his opinion as to a possible solution for recruiting and retaining qualified mathematics teachers for the nation's secondary classrooms.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-3702; Fax: 703-476-2970; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri