ERIC Number: ED389147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May-26
National Dissemination Forum on Issues Relating to Special Education Teacher Satisfaction, Retention and Attrition (Washington, District of Columbia, May 25-26, 1995).
Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
This document contains 13 papers presented at a national forum on special education teacher satisfaction, retention, and attrition. The forum focused on results and implications of three studies: (1) the San Diego State University/American Institute for Research (California) study of variables related to the satisfaction, attrition, and retention of special education teachers; (2) the Research Triangle Institute (Tennessee) study on improving the retention of special education teachers; and (3) the Eugene Research Institute (Oregon) study on attrition/retention of urban special education teachers. A paper titled "Overview of the Three Research Projects" (by Patricia Thomas Cegelka) introduces the collection and is followed by "The National Picture: Messages from SASS (Schools and Staffing Survey) Data" (Erling E. Boe et al.). Other papers include: "The Attrition Picture: Lessons from Three Research Projects" (John Pyecha and Roger Levine); "Working Conditions: Job Design" (Russell Gersten et al.); "Working Conditions: Administrator Support" (Bonnie Billingsley et al.); "Impact of Job Design Problems and Lack of Support" (Russell Gersten et al.); "Personnel Preparation: Relationship to Job Satisfaction" (Patricia Cegelka and Donald Doorlag); "Strategic Planning for Special Education Teacher Retention" (Peggie Campeau and John Pyecha); "Attrition/Retention of Urban Special Education Teachers: Multi-Faceted Research and Strategic Action Planning" (Martha Morvant and Russell Gersten); "Teachers' Perceptions of Working Conditions: Problems Relating to Central Office Support [and] Section 2: Administrative Support" (Russell Gersten et al.); "Attrition of Special Educators: Why They Leave and Where They Go" (Mary T. Brownell et al.); "Retention and Attrition in Special Education: Analysis of Variables That Predict Staying, Transferring, or Leaving" (David Miller et al.); and "Retention, Transfer, and Attrition of Special and General Education Teachers in National Perspective" (Erling E. Boe et al.) (DB)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Job Satisfaction, Labor Turnover, Research Projects, Special Education Teachers, Strategic Planning, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Employment, Teacher Morale, Teacher Persistence, Teaching (Occupation), Urban Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Note: For selected individual papers, see EC 304 435-445.