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ERIC Number: EJ771308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Reducing the Special Education Teacher Shortage
Thornton, Bill; Peltier, Gary; Medina, Ricky
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v80 n5 p233-238 May-Jun 2007
New demands and high attrition levels of special education teachers have created a crisis for education and extensive additional stress for special education directors and principals. The critical shortage of highly qualified special education teachers has significantly increased the pressure to hire and retain them. This article discusses factors that affect teacher attrition and proactive recommendations to address the shortage. In addition, the authors make suggestions for systemic reform and improvement of the level of job satisfaction for special education teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States