ERIC Number: EJ630915
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? Challenges Encountered by First-Year Special Education Teachers.
Mastropieri, Margo A.
Journal of Special Education, v35 n2 p66-74 Sum 2001
This article discusses the challenges faced by a first-year special education teacher at a public high school. Challenges included issues such as behavior management, deciding what to teach, scheduling and time, working with a paraprofessional, collaboration and mainstreaming versus inclusion, paperwork and meetings, and training and support. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Job Satisfaction, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Professional Development, Quality of Working Life, Scheduling, Secondary Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Conditions, Teaching Experience, Work Environment
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: First-Year Special Education Teachers.