|2008-10-22, The Math and Science Teacher Shortage|
Dr. Richard Ingersoll, Professor of Education & Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania was a guest speaker for the October 22, 2008 Distinguished Lecture Series at Manhattanville College. The topic was The Math and Science Teacher Shortage: Fact & Myth.Dr. Ingersoll's research is concerned with the character of elementary and secondary schools as workplaces, teachers as employees, and teaching as a job. His research is nationally recognized and was cited by President Clinton in a number of speeches announcing his teacher recruitment and training initiatives influenced by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Dr. Ingersoll has published numerous articles and reports on the management and organization of schools; the problem of under qualified teachers; the debate over school accountability; the problems of teacher turnover and shortages; and the status of teaching as a profession.