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ERIC Number: ED406088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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NCPSE--We Have the Answers.
Crutchfield, Margie
The National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education (NCPSE) is a federally funded project that collects and disseminates information on the training and available supply of special education professionals. Pertinent information on the supply, demand, and need of special education teachers in rural areas is difficult to find. This difficulty is increased by diverse definitions of "rural" and the problem of pulling data on special education out of data on general education. However, NCPSE has compiled data from the 1993-94 Schools and Staffing Survey that cover rural special educators, the difficulty in filling vacant positions, teacher satisfaction, and teacher certification. The Division of Research to Practice of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs appropriates funds to institutions of higher education and nonprofit agencies to support training of personnel in special education, related services, and early intervention. NCPSE maintains a database of all grants awarded in 1995 and 1996. Other NCPSE databases cover all colleges and universities that have preparation programs for special education and related services; literature on issues affecting training, employment, supply, and demand of special education and related services personnel; and financial aid programs for students pursuing special education careers. Data tables provide details on teacher supply and demand in various fields and types of schools, and on personnel preparation grants by state. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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