A bifurcated teaching profession?

Year: 2001

Author: Preston, Barbara

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

For a quarter century the teachers recruited in the 1970s have dominated the teaching workforce. Their peak in the age profile has moved through from under 30 to around 50. The age profile will soon become sharply bifurcated, with large groups over 50 and under 35, and few between. The poster will illustrate implications for: staff-room culture; professional development; succession planning; the staffing of schools; and much more in teachersl’s work lives.