ERIC Number: ED203594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
National Needs Analysis in Behavior Disorders: Human Resource Issues in Behavior Disorders.
Huntze, Sharon L.; Grosenick, Judith K.
The report on education for behavior disordered adolescents focuses on the human resources involved. Analysis of Annual Program Plans, compliance reviews, and interviews with state officials produced findings in four general topic areas (sample findings in parentheses): supply/demand of personnel to serve the behaviorally disordered (approximately two-thirds of all behavior disordered children and youth are unidentified, but there are not enough fully qualified teachers to serve the identified students); service delivery (there is a lack of adequately prepared special education teachers in delinquent and correctional facilities); preservice and inservice training (problems in preservice training are compounded by small staffs); recruitment, incentives, and other issues (there are strongly dichotomized reactions to the notion of cross categorical or noncategorical certification as a solution to teacher shortages.) A chapter on future directions concludes the report. (CL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Delivery Systems, Emotional Disturbances, Human Resources, Inservice Teacher Education, Needs Assessment, Personnel Management, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Employment, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: For related documents, see EC 132 876 and EC 132 878.