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The Recurring Myth of Teacher Shortages

by Richard M. Ingersoll - 1997

Recent research indicates that large numbers of U.S. classrooms are staffed with unqualified teachers. This is not due to teacher shortages, but rather to shortages of qualified teachers for specific positions. Hiring practices result in out-of-field teaching. The research indicates that qualified teacher shortages stem from teachers leaving or moving from their jobs. (Source: ERIC)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 99 Number 1, 1997, p. 41-44
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10602, Date Accessed: 9/24/2021 1:25:22 AM

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  • Richard Ingersoll
    University of Georgia
    Richard M. Ingersoll is assistant professor, department of sociology, University of Georgia, Athens. He is the author of "Teacher's Decision-Making Power and School Conflict" (Sociology of Education, 1996), and Conflict and Control in American Schools (Princeton University Press, forthcoming).
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