This article reviews some of the past research that has explored the teacher shortage, and describes a study conducted to identify reasons current educators entered the field of education and reasons why they would encourage their own children to enter that field. Additionally, this article looks at the reasons current educators would not encourage their own children to enter the field of education. By looking at the data, it is the position of the authors that a factor in the teacher shortage may be directly traced to teachers not encouraging their own children to enter the field of education.
Worsham, Sarah; Arnold, Michael; Schriver, Kevin; and Moore, Eric
"Teacher Shortage: Are Teachers Their Own Worst Enemy?,"
Essays in Education: Vol. 5
, Article 1.
Available at: https://openriver.winona.edu/eie/vol5/iss1/1