ERIC Number: ED481401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
What Preservice and First Year Teachers Need To Know To Survive and Thrive.
Walbeck, Deidre; Menlove, Ronda; Garff, Traci; Menlove, Sara; Harris, Shannon
Noting the large numbers of special education teachers who leave the profession during their first few years, this study surveyed 60 preservice special education teachers, student teachers, and first year teachers regarding their concerns about the first year of teaching. Leading concerns of all three groups included the following: effectively meeting all demands and roles of a special education teacher; managing classroom and student behavior; conducting an IEP meeting; and knowing how to complete IEP paperwork. This paper also includes the written perspectives of six respondents representing all three groups. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Rural Survival. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES) (23rd, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 20-22, 2003); see ED 476 123.