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ERIC Number: EJ863789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
First-Year Special Educators: The Influence of School and Classroom Context Factors on Their Accomplishments and Problems
Griffin, Cynthia C.; Kilgore, Karen L.; Winn, Judith A.; Otis-Wilborn, Amy; Hou, Wei; Garvan, Cynthia W.
Teacher Education and Special Education, v32 n1 p45-63 2009
Despite a history of research in general education on novice teachers, researchers have only recently begun to investigate the experiences of beginning special educators. Many of these studies describe problems encountered, noting the high attrition rate among beginning special education teachers and emphasizing the importance of keeping qualified special educators in the field. The findings of this survey of first-year special education teachers (N = 596) extend the literature by revealing the influence of classroom and school context factors on new teachers' accomplishments and problems. (Contains 1 figure and 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A