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ERIC Number: EJ787229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Recruiting and Retaining Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Teachers in Special Education: Models for Successful Personnel Preparation
Patton, James M.; Williams, Brenda T.; Floyd, Loury O.; Cobb, Tamra R.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v26 n4 p255-263 Fall 2003
There has been considerable discussion concerning the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups to the field of Special education. This dialogue has deepened given the changes in student demographics and the dire shortages of qualified instructional personnel. This article examines specific issues related to recruitment and retention of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse to special education personnel preparation programs. Particular emphasis is placed on strategies that support the successful completion of such programs, which have been reported in the literature, at conference presentations or through research by the authors. Findings suggest that there are promising recruitment and retention strategies which need to be shared more broadly. Major factors underlying successful implementation of such programs consist of the development of a comprehensive recruitment and retention philosophy and plan and securing institution-wide commitments to such initiatives. (Contains 1 table.)
Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Available from: Allen Press, Inc. 810 East 10th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Tel: 800-627-0629; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A