Accession Number:

ADA258075

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Linguistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE