ERIC Number: ED363025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Characteristics of Regular and Special Education Teachers in Public Schools: 1987-88. E.D. TABS.
Ancarrow, Janice S.
This report on regular and special education teachers in public schools presents data on personal characteristics (gender, age, race/ethnicity, and marital status); professional characteristics (educational background, years of experience, certification); geographic region; income (salary and incentives, nonschool employment); and opinions about teaching. Data were collected from a variety of questionnaires and are for the school year 1987-88. Extensive tables provide national estimates for all data and State estimates for regular and special school teachers' highest degree earned, years of experience, and salary. Statistical highlights, with a focus on implications for special education, are presented in brief prior to the presentation of study data. Overall, the following significant differences occurred between regular and special educators: Special educators were more likely to be single; female; younger; teaching elementary students; to have less full-time teaching experience; to lack full certification; to hold an education specialist credential, a master's, or a second master's as their highest earned degree; and to make about $1,000 less in average total income. The school and staffing survey questionnaire is attached. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.