TRENDS IN THE SUPPLY OF AND DEMAND FOR PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

CAROLYN MAY CANTAGALLI, University of Pennsylvania

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine trends in the supply of and demand for public school administrators in Pennsylvania. More specifically, answers to the following questions were sought: (1) What is the demand for public school administrators in Pennsylvania between 1971 and 1978? (2) What is the supply of public school administrators in Pennsylvania between 1971 and 1978? (3) To what extent is there a gap between supply of and demand for public school administrators in Pennsylvania between 1971 and 1978? (4) What will be the supply of and demand for administrators in the Pennsylvania public schools in the 1980's? (5) What changes, if any, should be made in the current arrangements for certifying public school administrators in Pennsylvania? Data for the study was collected from the files and reports existing in the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Based on the analysis of data in the study, the following summary statements were offered: (1) An increasing number of individuals are obtaining administrative certification each year. (2) A decreasing number of administrative positions are available each year. (3) An increased percentage of eligible candidates will not obtain employment in their area of certification each year. (4) There seems to be a positive relationship between the number of students and the number of administrative positions. (5) The total enrollment in Pennsylvania Public Schools was projected to decrease throughout the 1980's. (6) As enrollment declines in our public schools so may the number of administrative positions. (7) If the birth rate increases, as predicted in the mid-1980's, there should be enough surplus administrators to meet the staffing needs of the public school districts. As a result of the study, eight inferences were offered. If the inferences are applied, the policies and management practices suggested should result in a more equitable balance in the supply of and demand for Pennsylvania Public School Administrators.

Subject Area

School administration

Recommended Citation

CANTAGALLI, CAROLYN MAY, "TRENDS IN THE SUPPLY OF AND DEMAND FOR PENNSYLVANIA PUBLIC SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS" (1981). Dissertations available from ProQuest. AAI8207573.
https://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI8207573

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