ERIC Number: ED392222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
34 Activities To Promote Careers in Special Education and Related Services.
National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.
This guide was developed to assist in the recruitment of new professionals to the field of special education and related services. The 34 suggested activities are based on the assumptions that planned, systematic recruitment at the local level is critical to attracting dedicated and talented individuals to the field; that career choices are often based on personal experiences; and that practicing professionals are the best recruiters of future professionals. The activities are organized into three sections. Section 1, "Increasing Visibility," includes activities aimed at heightening public awareness of special education and related services. These activities present the message that special education and the related professions are worthwhile, rewarding careers to consider. The second section, "Direct Recruitment Activities," offers actions and events that can be arranged to directly convey the message about these careers. Section 3, "Marketing the Profession," touches on marketing strategies and products that can showcase careers in special education and the related services professions. Appendices provide fact sheets showing relevant national statistics, a listing of relevant organizations and associations, a description of the National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, a list of commonly asked questions about special education and related services, and sample presentation materials. (DB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Career Awareness, Career Choice, Career Planning, Consciousness Raising, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Marketing, Professional Occupations, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Recruitment
Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($10 members, $14.30 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, Reston, VA.