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Table 70. Public secondary school teachers, by subject taught: Selected years, spring 1966 to spring 2001

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                                 |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |
Subject in which largest portion | 1966 | 1971 | 1976 |   1981|   1986|  1991 |  1996 |   2001
of teaching time was spent       |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |
_________________________________|______|______|______|_______|_______|_______|_______|________
1                                |    2 |    3 |    4 |     5 |     6 |     7 |     8 |      9
_________________________________|______|______|______|_______|_______|_______|_______|________
   Total secondary school        |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |
      teachers, in thousands ....|   746|   927| 1,016|    995|    970|  1,012|  1,049|  1,173
                                 |______|______|______|_______|_______|_______|_______|________
                                 |              Percentage distribution, by subject taught
                                 |_____________________________________________________________
   All subjects .................| 100.0| 100.0| 100.0|  100.0|  100.0|  100.0|  100.0|  100.0
                                 |______|______|______|_______|_______|_______|_______|________
Agriculture .....................|   1.6|   0.6|   0.6|    1.1|    0.6|    0.3|    0.5|    0.8
Art .............................|   2.0|   3.7|   2.4|    3.1|    1.5|    2.6|    3.3|    2.5
Business education ..............|   7.0|   5.9|   4.6|    6.2|    6.5|    3.5|    4.1|    2.4
English .........................|  18.1|  20.4|  19.9|   23.8|   21.8|   25.0|   23.9|   22.4
Foreign language ................|   6.4|   4.8|   4.2|    2.8|    3.7|    3.8|    5.2|    4.6
                                 |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |
Health and physical education ...|   6.9|   8.3|   7.9|    6.5|    5.6|    7.5|    5.9|    3.9
Home economics ..................|   5.9|   5.1|   2.8|    3.6|    2.6|    3.1|    2.2|    1.9
Industrial arts .................|   5.1|   4.1|   3.9|    5.2|    2.2|    2.1|    0.5|    0.3
Mathematics .....................|  13.9|  14.4|  18.2|   15.3|   19.2|   14.5|   17.2|   18.2
Music ...........................|   4.7|   3.8|   3.0|    3.7|    4.8|    4.2|    4.3|    2.9
                                 |      |      |      |       |       |       |       |
Science .........................|  10.8|  10.6|  13.1|   12.1|   11.0|   13.3|   12.6|   15.2
Social studies ..................|  15.3|  14.0|  12.4|   11.2|   13.6|   11.0|   13.4|   14.5
Special education ...............|   0.4|   1.1|   3.0|    2.1|    3.5|    5.2|    1.7|    4.0
Other ...........................|   1.9|   3.1|   4.0|    3.3|    3.4|    3.9|    5.2|    6.4
_________________________________|______|______|______|_______|_______|_______|_______|________

NOTE: Data are based upon sample surveys of public school teachers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Education Association, Status of the American Public School Teacher, 2000-01. (This table was prepared August 2003.)

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