Planning teacher demand and supply

Author(s)
Williams, Peter
Languages
English, French
Series
Fundamentals of educational planning, 27
Year
1979
Pages
99 p., illus.
ISBN
92-803-1079-8
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About the publication

Based on the conviction that better and more systematic planning of teacher supply and demand is needed, this study explores the factors determining both the demand for and supply of teachers and presents the measures available to educational planners in their efforts to maintain and achieve a balance. The author argues that creating the capacity to respond to changed circumstances should be as much an objective of educational planners as making accurate forecasts of teacher supply and demand. He demonstrates that the managers of the teaching force, faced by an incipient teacher shortage or surplus, have in fact a wide range of policy options open to them in the recruitment and deployment of teachers.