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Is There Really a Shortage of Mathematics, Science and Special Education Teachers?. Richard M. Ingersoll Professor of Education and Sociology University of Pennsylvania and Consortium for Policy Research in Education. The Source of Data.

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Is There Really a Shortage of Mathematics, Science and Special Education Teachers?

Richard M. IngersollProfessor of Education and SociologyUniversity of Pennsylvania and Consortium for Policy Research in Education

the source of data
The Source of Data

The Schools and Staffing Survey with the Teacher Follow-up Survey

  • Conducted by the Census Bureau for the U.S. Department of Education
  • 5 Cycles: 1987-1989, 1990-1992 1993-1995, 1999-2001

2003-2004 - forthcoming

  • The largest source of information available on teachers:

-Sample: 55,000 teachers 12,000 schools

-Representing all 50 states

percent secondary schools with difficulties filling their teaching vacancies by field
Percent Secondary Schools with Difficulties Filling their Teaching Vacancies, by Field.

Percent

Source: Ingersoll, R. 2003. Is There Really a Teacher Shortage? Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania, http://www.gse.upenn.edu/faculty_research/Shortage-RMI-09-2003.pdf

percent annual teacher turnover by field
Percent Annual Teacher Turnover, by Field

14.3

16.4

15.6

14.5

14

13.5

13.4

12.4

9.4

Percent

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Numbers of US Teachers in Transition Before and After 1999-2000 School Year

Entrants

534,861

Teaching Force

3,443,467

Departures

546,411

Source: Ingersoll, R. 2003. Is There Really a Teacher Shortage? Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania, http://www.gse.upenn.edu/faculty_research/Shortage-RMI-09-2003.pdf

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Beginning Teacher Attrition (Cumulative Percent Teachers Having Left Teaching Occupation, by Years of Experience)

Percent

Source: Ingersoll, R. 2003. Is There Really a Teacher Shortage? Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania, http://www.gse.upenn.edu/faculty_research/Shortage-RMI-09-2003.pdf

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Percent Annual Public School

Teacher Turnover, by Selected School Characteristics

15

11

16

19

22

26

Percent

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Of Those School Teachers Who Moved From or Left Their School, Percent Reporting Various Sources of Dissatisfaction, by Field

Percent

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Percent Turnover After First Year of Beginning Teachers, According to Amount of Induction Support They Received

No Induction

41

Some Induction (4 Components)

27

Full Induction (7Components)

18

Smith, T. & Ingersoll, R. 2004 "What are the Effects of Induction and Mentoring on Beginning Teacher Turnover?" American Educational Research Journal. 41: 3: 681-714.http://www.gse.upenn.edu/faculty_research/Effects-of-Induction-and-Mentoring-RMI-Fall-2004.pdf

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Percent Voluntary Turnover of Teachers, According to Amount of Faculty Influence over School Decisions and Policies

Percent

Low

Faculty Influence

High

Note: “Voluntary Turnover” excludes retirements, layoffs, terminations and involuntary transfers

Source: Ingersoll, R. 2003. Who Controls Teachers’ Work? Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/INGWHO.html

for further information copies of articles reports etc
For Further Information, Copies of Articles, Reports, etc.:
  • www.gse.upenn.edu/faculty/ingersoll.html
  • and a recent book:

Who Controls Teachers’ Work? Power and Accountability in America’s Schools.

from Harvard University Presswww.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/INGWHO.html