ERIC Number: ED307734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Personnel Supply and Demand: A Context for Special Education. Information on Personnel Supply and Demand.
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
Annual surveys by the Association for School, College, and University Staffing show that various categories of special education are among the major areas of personnel shortage in all of education. Especially severe areas of shortage occur in the areas of emotional disturbance/behavior disorders, learning disabilities, and multiple/severe handicaps. In addition to shortages of instructional personnel, the National Easter Seal Society reports that the supply of occupational therapists has leveled off while the need for such rehabilitation personnel is growing. Other statistics from various sources reflect: anticipated enrollment increases in public schools, the number of new teachers needed per year, the attrition rate for teachers, the rate of emergency certification, and the development of alternative certification policies. A list of references is included. (JDD)
Publication Type: 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.