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ERIC Number: EJ819021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
The Impact of Leadership Personnel Preparation Grants on the Doctoral Student Population in Special Education
Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Therrien, William J.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v31 n2 p1-12 Spr 2008
Over the last decade, concern has grown regarding the faculty shortage in special education (Sindelar & Rosenberg, 2003). In part as a reaction to a federally funded study conducted in 1999, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) increased funding for doctoral study in the form of Special Education Leadership Personnel Grants (Gilmore, 2005; Price-Ellingstad, 2005). This paper reports results of a nationwide survey of 619 students from 78 doctoral programs. It compares demographic and background data of current doctoral students to students surveyed in 1999. Results indicate that although the doctoral population does appear to be changing in the direction recommended by researchers in 1999, both contemporary views about doctoral study and the resulting agenda need to be rethought. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A