Investigating Demand and Supply of Mathematics Teachers in Ghanaian Senior High Schools (Published)
The study investigated demand and supply of mathematics teachers in Ghanaian senior high schools. The procedure involved a cross sectional survey that used a structured online questionnaire to elicited information on the demand for SHS mathematics teachers. A sequential explanatory mixed methods design was employed with a sample of mathematics teachers from 195 senior high schools in then 10 political regions of the country, selected purposely to complete a questionnaire designed using Google Forms (an online survey authoring software). This was followed by interview and observation of teachers from ten of the schools. The study revealed that demand for mathematics teachers in senior high schools exceed supply of mathematics teachers and the existing supply have distributional imbalances. The study recommends incentives should be provided for mathematics teachers who accepts teaching less endowed schools.
Citation: Oppomg R.A. (2023) Investigating Demand and Supply of Mathematics Teachers in Ghanaian Senior High Schools, International Journal of Mathematics and Statistics Studies, Vol.11, No.1, pp.1-22
Keywords: demand. supply, distributional imbalances, mathematics teacher