ERIC Number: EJ553915
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reflections on "Attrition in Special Education: Why Teachers Leave the Classroom and Where They Go".
Brownell, Mary T.; Smith, Stephen W.; McNellis, Janet R.
Exceptionality, v7 n3 p187-91 1997
Reflects on the findings of a survey (reported in an earlier article in this issue) of 93 teachers who left their special education teaching positions. How the data was collected is discussed as well as the factors for leaving, including lack of administrative support, significant student discipline problems, high case load, excessive paperwork, and insufficient preparation. (CR)
Descriptors: Administrator Behavior, Data Collection, Disabilities, Discipline Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Transfer, Teaching Conditions
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For the original article, see EC 617 491.