THE DISTRIBUTION OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHERS ACROSS AND WITHIN SECONDARY-SCHOOLS

Authors
Citation
Dh. Monk et Jk. Rice, THE DISTRIBUTION OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHERS ACROSS AND WITHIN SECONDARY-SCHOOLS, Educational policy, 11(4), 1997, pp. 479-498
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Journal title
ISSN journal
0895-9048
Volume
11
Issue
4
Year of publication
1997
Pages
479 - 498
Database
ISI
SICI code
0895-9048(1997)11:4<479:TDOMAS>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
Using data from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth, this study e xamines the allocation of mathematics and science teachers' subject ar ea preparation levels across as well as within a national sample of Am erican secondary schools. At the school level, the study assesses rela tionships between average teacher preparation levels and socioeconomic status of the clientele, size of the school, and measures of internal collegiality. The study also examines within-school allocations and e stimates the degree to which individual student shares of teacher reso urces are related to pupil attributes, such as previous test scores, s chool work ethic, socioeconomic status, and level of previous course w ork in the subject area. Results suggest that teachers with differing levels of content preparation are systematically allocated across as w ell as within secondary schools, particularly in the mathematics area of the curriculum. Implications for policy are discussed.