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ERIC Number: ED397613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 23
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Supply of Personnel in Special Education, United States: 1969-70 to 1992-93.
Ancarrow, Janice S.
This report presents data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System and the Division of Personnel Preparation's database of supported teacher trainees for the years 1990-91 and 1991-92, on degrees awarded in special education and related health professions. Data are reported by field of study, by level of degree, and by gender. The report is intended to offer a snapshot of the supply side of personnel potentially entering the field of special education. Analysis suggests self-selection, by gender, of students graduating in the various subfields of special education as well as a generally negative situation in the supply of personnel, especially for leadership personnel in low-incidence areas. Trend data are presented to illustrate the downward spiral in total graduates in special education from 1969-70 to fewer than half that number in 1992-93. Analysis suggests the importance of increasing personnel preparation monies in the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and suggests a "payback" provision in which trainees supported with federal funds make a service commitment. Six tables present the data in detail. (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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