ERIC Number: ED307733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Decline in Special Education Degrees Conferred. Information on Personnel Supply and Demand.
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
This report summarizes data gathered by the National Center for Education Statistics on the number of special education degrees conferred from 1980-81 to 1985-86. This time period showed an uninterrupted decline in the combined number of bachelor's and master's degrees conferred. Most dramatic losses occurred in the areas of physical handicaps, mental retardation, and special learning disabilities. An increase in the number of graduates was reported in education of the gifted. The number of doctoral degrees in special education ranged from a high of 322 in 1981-82 to a low of 254 in 1984-85. A table, organized by 15 fields of study, provides annual data on the number of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees conferred between 1980-81 and 1985-86. (JDD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
Note: Prepared by the Supply/Demand Analysis Center.