Accession Number : ADA258075


Title :   Pre-College Science and Mathematics Teachers: Supply, Demand, and Quality


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Darling-Hammond, Linda ; Hudson, Lisa


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258075.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : Recent reports have documented inadequacies in the mathematical and scientific understanding of American school-children and insufficient numbers of college students preparing for mathematics- and science-related careers. Imbalances in the supply and qualifications of sciences and mathematics teachers both contribute to and result from these larger problems: With fewer individuals pursuing post-secondary study in mathematics and science, the supply of qualified mathematics and science teachers is declining. Fewer well-qualified teachers, in turn, limits the range and caliber of educational opportunities available to precollege students. Efforts to improve science and mathematics achievement and participation thus depend to a large degree on the availability of a well-qualified teaching force.


Descriptors :   *TEACHING METHODS , *MATHEMATICS , *SCIENTISTS , SCHOOLS , CHILDREN , STUDENTS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Linguistics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE