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Stock, Wendy A.; Carriere, Danielle – Education Economics, 2021
We exploit differences in state special education funding systems based on special education enrollment ('bounty systems') or on total student enrollment ('census systems') to assess whether funding systems impact teacher turnover, teacher specialty, special education enrollment, state education spending, average class sizes, and teacher effort.…
Descriptors: Special Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Enrollment
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Across all 50 states, there are different ways in which states allocate K-12 and special education funding to districts. Education Commission of the States has collected information on states' primary funding models, base per-student funding amounts, student attendance count methods, and funding for special education, English language learners,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Policy, Educational Policy, State Legislation
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Reeves, Linda M.; Parrish, Christopher W.; Guffey, Sarah K. – Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 2021
Over the past three decades, the severe shortage of special education teachers has continued to pose a significant challenge for schools in several countries. This study investigated factors that influence an individual's decision to choose a career in special education. Understanding more about the experiences of those entering the field of…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Decision Making
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Buren, Molly K.; Johnson, Austin H.; Maggin, Daniel M.; Bains, Bhawandeep K.; Galligan, Megan R. Ledoux; Couch, Lauren K. – Advances in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, 2021
Evidence-based practice is an essential component of special education and provides a framework for promoting the use of research to inform policy and practice. Despite the importance of evidence-based practice to special education, the research-to-practice gap remains a persistent challenge to the successful dissemination of effective,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Special Education, Educational Research, Research Utilization
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Snyder, Robin A.; Pufpaff, Lisa A. – Journal of Special Education Apprenticeship, 2021
Education reform legislation has led to an upwelling of mandatory teacher evaluation for all elementary, middle school, and high school educators, including those who teach special education. While this reform effort aimed to improve overall teacher effectiveness and student learning outcomes, the teacher evaluation for special education is a…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Special Education Teachers, Barriers, Teacher Role
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Theobald, Roddy J.; Goldhaber, Dan D.; Naito, Natsumi; Stein, Marcy L. – Exceptional Children, 2021
We used data on the student teaching placements, degrees, teaching credentials, and workforce outcomes of more than 1,300 graduates of special education teacher education programs in Washington to provide a descriptive portrait of specific measures of special education teacher preparation and their relationships with workforce entry and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Student Teaching, Student Placement, Academic Degrees
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Romano, Shannon B.; Hester, Olivia R.; Rollins, Lauren H.; Schumacker, Randall E. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2021
Empirical research has identified many factors that contribute to feelings of burnout among special education teachers. Few studies, however, have examined the influence of varying responsibilities on burnout among special education teachers. The "Maslach Burnout Inventory Educator Survey" was distributed to a sample of special education…
Descriptors: Teacher Placement, Teacher Burnout, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Conditions
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Simmons, Michelle L.; Shin, Mikyung; Sharp, Laurie A. – Texas Education Review, 2021
Special education policy impacts education equity. More specifically, special education policy surrounding the identification of students with disabilities and the provision of instructional support services to students identified as having a disability has experienced critical public attention and landmark federal and state mandates for reform…
Descriptors: Special Education, Eligibility, Disability Identification, Rural Urban Differences
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Pulkkinen, Jonna; Räikkönen, Eija; Jahnukainen, Markku; Pirttimaa, Raija – European Educational Research Journal, 2020
Recent European and global trends in education have been to promote inclusive education and expand education, resulting in the increased provision of special education. In promoting inclusive education, recent special education reforms have also aimed to curtail the rise in identification rates for students in special education, for example, by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Special Education, Inclusion, Educational Change
Kamman, Margaret; Sindelar, Paul; Hayes, Lindsey; Colpo, Amy – Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform Center, 2021
Schools and districts facing teacher shortages often have few options for filling vacant special education teacher positions. Although the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that special education teachers be fully licensed when beginning to teach, many special education teachers receive their certification through…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Across all 50 states, there are different ways in which states allocate K-12 and special education funding to districts. Education Commission of the States has collected information on states' primary funding models, base per-student funding amounts, student attendance count methods, and funding for special education, English language learners,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Policy, Educational Policy, State Legislation
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Nuri, Cahit; Varol, Begumsu; Direktor, Cemaliye – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2021
The scope of this study is to examine the relationship between compassion and effective teaching qualities of special education teacher candidates. The working group of the research consists of the special education teacher candidates who are in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and studying in the special education department of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Special Education, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Across all 50 states, there are different ways in which states allocate K-12 and special education funding to districts. Education Commission of the States has collected information on states' primary funding models, base per-student funding amounts, student attendance count methods, and funding for special education, English language learners,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Policy, Educational Policy, State Legislation
Barnett, Alana; Gibson, Laura – Statistics Canada, 2021
This study combines information from British Columbia administrative school data, the Postsecondary Student Information System, and the Registered Apprenticeship Information System to analyze the postsecondary and apprenticeship enrolment rates of high school graduates with and without special education needs, in the six years following…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Graduates, Students with Disabilities, Special Education
Education Commission of the States, 2021
Across all 50 states, there are different ways in which states allocate K-12 and special education funding to districts. Education Commission of the States has collected information on states' primary funding models, base per-student funding amounts, student attendance count methods, and funding for special education, English language learners,…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, State Policy, Educational Policy, State Legislation
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