In November, 1982, a report (Gerlovich et al., Note 1) was delivered to then Governor Robert D. Ray outlining the problems in science education in Iowa and recommendations for addressing them. Among the major needs outlined were:
1. Salaries of teachers in short supply must be made competitive with those in the private sector.
2. Preservice scholarship and loan forgiveness programs must be initiated for science teaching.
3. Cost effective, continuous, inservice programs for upgrading current science teachers should be initiated.
4. Prospective science teachers should complete coursework for the DPI "all sciences" approval to improve their employability.
5. Local schools should require 2 years (units) of science (1 biological, 1 physical science) for graduation; 3 units for those students who are college bound (Gerlovich & Unruh, Note 2).
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1983 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Gerlovich, Jack A.
"Applying Technology to Alleviate the Problems Created by the Shortage of Qualified Math and Science Teachers,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 20
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol20/iss2/7