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Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

Where Have All the Teachers Gone? Concepts Some of you, like me, are old enough to remember a why? The answer is a resounding YES, it does exist. hit song by the Kingston Trio entitled, Where Have All Faculty vacancies in dental schools have been hovering The Flowers Gone? The first stanza of the lyrics goes: at around 300 for several years now and it isn’t getting Where have all the flowers gone? better. Why? There are several reasons: Financial sup- Long time passing port of dental education is not improving, in fact quite Where have all the flowers gone? the contrary. Many schools in recent years have experi- Long time ago enced double-digit financial impoundments and the Where have all the flowers gone? trend is continuing. While the average net income of a Picked by young girls every one. solo, full-time private general practitioner has increased When will they ever learn? 78% over the past ten years, faculty salaries have risen When will they ever learn? on the average of 25% to 30%. It is no wonder that 53% A similar scenario could be applied to the departure of of the faculty who leave teaching go into private prac- teachers in dental schools today. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep Practice Taylor & Francis

Where Have All the Teachers Gone?

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by CHROMA, Inc.
ISSN
2151-0903
eISSN
0886-9634
DOI
10.1179/crn.2004.023
pmid
15293773
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Abstract

Concepts Some of you, like me, are old enough to remember a why? The answer is a resounding YES, it does exist. hit song by the Kingston Trio entitled, Where Have All Faculty vacancies in dental schools have been hovering The Flowers Gone? The first stanza of the lyrics goes: at around 300 for several years now and it isn’t getting Where have all the flowers gone? better. Why? There are several reasons: Financial sup- Long time passing port of dental education is not improving, in fact quite Where have all the flowers gone? the contrary. Many schools in recent years have experi- Long time ago enced double-digit financial impoundments and the Where have all the flowers gone? trend is continuing. While the average net income of a Picked by young girls every one. solo, full-time private general practitioner has increased When will they ever learn? 78% over the past ten years, faculty salaries have risen When will they ever learn? on the average of 25% to 30%. It is no wonder that 53% A similar scenario could be applied to the departure of of the faculty who leave teaching go into private prac- teachers in dental schools today.

Journal

CRANIO: The Journal of Craniomandibular & Sleep PracticeTaylor & Francis

Published: Jul 1, 2004

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