ERIC Number: ED262515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Personnel Development in Special Education: Quantity Versus Quality. 1984 Digest.
The digest examines the supply and the quality of special education personnel and notes problems in the area of personnel preparation. Statistics are cited to show that the current supply of qualified personnel does not meet demand, particularly in such important areas as special education. Similarly, efforts in recent years to strengthen the quality of teacher preparation programs in colleges and universitites are noted. The "quandry" facing special education because of the limited numbers of available persons and the large numbers of uncertified and untrained personnel in some areas is discussed. Further difficulties are traced to low salary levels and diminishing popular respect for the teaching profession. The digest concludes with a statement emphasizing the connections of quality and quantity in personnel matters to the nation's problems in education. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Morale, Teacher Supply and Demand
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one free copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.