ERIC Number: ED413731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Personnel Attrition in Kansas.
McKnab, Paul, Ed.
This report addresses the problem of special education personnel attrition in Kansas, focusing on those personnel employed in Kansas during the 1991-92 year who did not return for the 1992-93 year. Part 1 provides 12 tables which show: attrition rates from 1977 through 1992; special education personnel attrition by category (focus year); total special education attrition by category (1976-1992); special education attrition by level of instruction (focus year); special education attrition by school district size (focus year); attrition for urban versus rural areas (focus year); attrition by type of administrative plan (focus year); attrition by geographic region of the state (focus year); attrition by type of service delivery model (focus year); attrition of teaching personnel specifically (focus year); attrition of support personnel specifically (focus year); and attrition for personnel from interrelated classrooms (1977-1992). Part 2 presents results of a survey returned by 102 (of 200) special education leavers. The top five reported reasons for leaving were: (1) paperwork and record keeping; (2) opportunity for professional advancement; (3) emotional exhaustion from the demands of the position; (4) look of support from special education administration; and (5) family reasons. Four additional tables provide detail on the characteristics and responses of survey recipients. The questionnaire is appended, as are written responses on surveys included, and a map of Kansas geographic regions. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Emporia State Univ., KS. Jones Inst. for Educational Excellence.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas