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STEM teachers

Resource Type
Dataset : observational data
  • Nguyen, Tuan (Kansas State University)
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math teachers; science teachers; stem; teacher turnover; teacher quality
  • Abstract

    Qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers are critical in the provision of high-quality STEM education for all students. Through descriptive and regression analysis, we document how demographic characteristics, qualifications, and turnover rates of a nationally representative sample of public school STEM teachers have changed from 1988 to 2012. Over this time period, STEM teachers are more likely to be female, attend selective colleges, have graduate degrees, and have STEM qualifications. Although STEM teachers are no more likely to turn over than other teachers, this masks differential rates between high- and low-poverty schools. Moreover, our results highlight the importance of recruiting qualified STEM teachers to work in high-poverty schools and providing supports to help them thrive and remain in the classroom.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-01-01 / 2012-12-31
    Time Period: Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1988--Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2012
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
  • Is cited by
    DOI: 10.1177/2332858418802790 (Text)
  • Nguyen, Tuan D., and Christopher Redding. “Changes in the Demographics, Qualifications, and Turnover of American STEM Teachers, 1988–2012.” AERA Open 4, no. 3 (July 2018): 233285841880279.
    • ID: 10.1177/2332858418802790 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-02-21 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-02-21

Nguyen, Tuan (2020): STEM teachers. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.