ERIC Number: ED311612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Measurement of Personnel Needs in Special Education. Information on Personnel Supply and Demand.
This paper presents a methodology for assessing the teacher shortage in special education. The approach analyzes data on newly hired teachers from four categories: teachers trained out of state, experienced teachers returning or transferring, teachers newly trained in-state, and teachers on newly issued emergency licenses. These data can be obtained from a state certification/employment computerized data file. States can determine their personnel needs by examining the total number of new hires from the previous year and using that number to project needed personnel. The teacher shortage can then be ameliorated by increasing the availability of new hires. The model outlines factors which impact on the recruitment of personnel, reasons for the shortage of teachers in special education, and strengths and limitations of this approach to projecting personnel needs. (JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
Note: Compiled by the Supply/Demand Analysis Center on the basis of a document from the Federal CSPD Assessment Project, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.