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ERIC Number: ED527983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 127
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-9394-4
Factors Influencing the Recruitment and Retention of Special Education Teachers: An Evaluation of Teacher Retention in a Southeastern Metropolitan School District
Kagler, Fiesta T.
ProQuest LLC, D.Ed. Dissertation, Capella University
The national shortage of certified special education teachers has reached crisis proportions. This shortage has been exacerbated by increases in special education populations and high attrition rates of special education teachers. This study examined the factors influencing the recruitment and retention of special education teachers. Several factors explored were teacher induction programs, administrative support, and teacher mentors. The study was comprised of a mixed method approach using 3 methods of inquiry: survey, open-ended questions, and semi structured interviews. The selected participants were 15 certified special education teachers serving students with severe behavior disorders at a special education center in metro Atlanta. The findings revealed that most special education teachers believe a formal teacher induction program is a significant factor in the retention of special education teachers. Additionally, supports from administrators and colleagues are a major factor in the recruitment and retention of special education teachers. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia