ERIC Number: ED317018
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Status of Personnel Preparation in Special Education, 1982: A Report on the Results of a National Survey Conducted by the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Part I of a Three-Part Study of Personnel Preparation Data across 1982, 1986, and 1989. Information on Personnel Supply and Demand.
Geiger, William; And Others
This paper reports on the major findings of a 1982 national survey of personnel preparation programs in the field of special education. Initial goals of the study were to identify and classify existing programs (of 698 identified, 516 returned surveys) and to determine the percentage of special educators prepared in "small" programs. Results indicated most programs offered preparation at the bachelor's/master's level only. Almost half of the programs prepared students in only one area of special education; at the undergraduate, master's and advanced graduate levels, the most common areas of preparation were intellectual handicaps, learning disabilities and general special education respectively. A greater variety of areas of specialty was available at the master's level than the bachelor's. General special education, intellectual handicaps and learning disabilities were the largest areas of enrollment in that order. Data on faculty, enrollment levels, graduation, and full- versus part-time staff are also offered by state and region. Appendixes contain the survey instrument, a taxonomy of areas of preparation for special education, a table ranking higher education institutions by number of special education graduates, and charts of special education enrollments. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Washington, DC.
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