ERIC Number: ED443227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Special Analysis Report: Special Education Personnel.
State Univ. of New York, Albany.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
This analysis of New York state's current and prospective special education personnel status presents 40 tables and accompanying narratives. Major findings include the following: (1) there is a need for 5,176 full-time special education teacher positions and 2,633 full-time teacher assistant positions; (2) there is a need for 2,457 full-time teacher positions of the speech/hearing handicapped; (3) there is a need for 520 full-time occupational therapist positions and 501 full-time school psychologists; and (4) there is a trend toward identifying greater numbers and percentages of students as having disabilities. The report notes efforts to reduce these numbers by such efforts as training general education teachers to meet the needs of more students and regional projects to address student reading and mathematics difficulties. Following two summary tables of personnel needs in the executive summary, tables are grouped into five sections: (1) state-to-state data summary; (2) New York State summary; (3) regional state summary; (4) summary for state agencies; and (5) need/resource capacity summary. Three appendices include: Report of Personnel Employed or Needed To Provide Special Education and Related Services to Students with Disabilities; demographic information for 10 state regions, and information on preparation of teachers of speech and hearing handicapped. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Needs Assessment, Personnel Needs, School Demography, Special Education Teachers, Tables (Data), Teacher Supply and Demand
New York State Education Department, Publication Sales Desk, Room 309, Education Building, Albany, NY 12234.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany.; New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: New York