ERIC Number: ED347709
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Projecting Special Education Teacher Need: A Dynamic Supply/Demand Model.
Smull, Michael W.; Bunsen, Teresa D.
This paper presents a model for projecting the need for special education teachers which incorporates key elements of a market-based supply/demand model. The model provides equations to predict the supply of both certified and uncertified special education teachers. It involves the following supply factors: current certified employed teacher supply; attrition rate; initial attrition rate; current uncertified employed teacher supply; number of graduating certified teachers; and number of returning teachers. Demand factors included in the model are prevalence of each disability and required teacher student ratios. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Note: For a related document, see ED 343 324.