Richard M. Ingersoll
Richard M. Ingersoll
 
Richard M. Ingersoll
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AERA Co-sponsors Hill Event to Support Funding for the National Science Foundation 

On Wednesday, April 14, the American Educational Research (AERA) will co-sponsor the 16thAnnual Exhibition, “Building the Foundations of Innovation:STEM Research and Education,” along with the Coalition for National Science Funding. U.S. Senators and Representatives, as well as leaders of the National Science Foundation and Capitol Hill staffers, will attend the exhibition and reception, which is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B338-340.

All of the research showcased at this event is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

AERA has invited Richard M. Ingersoll, an AERA member who serves on the University of Pennsylvania faculty, to feature his current research that is funded by the NSF’s Division of Education and Human Resources. His exhibit: The Math and Science Teacher Shortage: What the Data Tell Us.

The exhibit will ask the key question: Is there, or is there not, sufficient supply of math and science teachers in this country? In addition, the exhibit will address related questions:

  • What is the magnitude of demand for new math and science teacher hires and the magnitude of math and science shortages?
  • Is the new supply of mathematics and science teachers sufficient?
  • Do mathematics and science shortages vary by location? 
  • What is the role of teacher turnover in mathematics, science shortages?

At the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Ingersoll is Professor of Education and Sociology. Ingersoll's research is concerned with the character of elementary and secondary schools as workplaces, teachers as employees and teaching as a job. He has published numerous articles, reports and pieces on the management and organization of schools; the problem of under-qualified teachers; the debate over school accountability; the problems of teacher turnover and teacher shortages; the status of teaching as a profession; and the degree to which schools are centralized or decentralized and its impact on school performance.

 
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