ERIC Number: EJ268271
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
The Distribution of Academic Ability in the Teaching Force: Policy Implications.
Vance, Victor S.; Schlechty, Phillip C.
Phi Delta Kappan, v64 n1 p22-27 Sep 1982
Data indicate that teaching attracts and retains a disproportionately high percentage of those with low measured academic ability and fails to attract and retain those with high ability. If policy makers wish to change this situation, they must be prepared to pay the price. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Career Choice, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Achievement, Tables (Data), Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A