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ERIC Number: EJ795327
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Assessing the Special Education Faculty Shortage: The Crisis in California--A Statewide Study of the Professoriate
Evans, Susan; Eliot, Michael; Hood, Jolene; Driggs, Max; Mori, Ayako; Johnson, Theresa
Teacher Education Quarterly, v32 n4 p7-21 Fall 2005
This article examines several questions related to the faculty shortage in special education. Using California as a case, the authors address these questions: (1) What were the personal and professional characteristics of current special education faculty preparing special education credential and doctoral candidates?; (2) What were the anticipated needs for special education faculty, statewide, over the next five years?; (3) How many special education doctoral candidates were being prepared in California?; and (4) What solutions could be implemented to increase the number and diversity of special education faculty? Results suggest that the number of special education doctoral programs in California and across the nation should be increased, and enrollments within existing programs should be expanded. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California