ERIC Number: ED102766
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Teacher Demand and Supply for Elementary and Secondary Schools in Pennsylvania.
Durkee, Frank M.
Reported is a study of special education teacher supply and demand trends at the elementary and secondary levels for Pennsylvania. The supply and demand model of the study is explained including components such as entry rate of graduates and annual withdrawal of teachers. Twenty-six tables provide statistics on topics such as: number of special education pupils being served by Pennsylvania schools, number of special education teachers, prevalency rates by handicapping condition, average number of pupils per teacher by special education categories, hiring demand for special education teachers, age range of special education teachers by category, special education teacher supply from Pennsylvania teacher preparing institutions, teacher withdrawal rates, and projected hiring demand for special education teachers by category to 1983. Among findings of the study given are that: (1) Pennsylvania currently produces about twice as many special education teachers annually as the public schools can hire with the surplus expected to increase until 1980; (2) about 2,000 teachers are working in special education assignments without full certification (particularly in the gifted area); and (3) the proportion of women in special education is greater than in regular teaching. Appended is a table of resident live births in Pennsylvania from 1916 to 1973 with projections to 1978. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Information Systems.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania