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Fowler, Susan A.; Coleman, Mary Ruth B.; Bogdan, William K. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
The "State of the Special Education Profession" survey was commissioned by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Pioneers Division and supported by CEC. It provides a current snapshot of the state of the special education profession and serves as a foundation for CEC leadership and program development. The goal of the survey is to…
Descriptors: Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teaching (Occupation), Individualized Education Programs
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Boyer, Lynn; Mainzer, Richard W. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2003
This article summarizes national data on special education teacher characteristics. Data indicate that between 1990 and 1999 the special education teaching force grew by 11% and the students with disabilities population grew by 30%; 63% of special education teachers are licensed for their main assignment; and 86% are white. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Demography, Disabilities, Educational Attainment, Elementary Secondary Education
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Teaching Exceptional Children, 1994
This journal supplement provides graphs, tables, and narrative to summarize the current status of special education in the United States. The information is based on data from the following sources: "The 15th Annual Report to the Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act"; "The 1990 Elementary and Secondary…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Dropout Rate
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McLeskey, James; Henry, Daniel; Hodges, Dodi – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1998
Using data from the Department of Education's 1997 Annual Report to Congress, this article examines changes that have occurred in the number of U.S. students who are identified with disabilities since inclusion began in earnest in the late 1980s, as well as the movement toward educating these students in more inclusive settings. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cook, Lynne H.; Boe, Erling E. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1995
This article describes characteristics of special education teachers based on data collected and analyzed by the federal government. Tables, graphs, and text present data on the teaching force by age, ethnicity, gender, full certification in main teaching field, highest degree, teaching experience, and likelihood of becoming a teacher again. (DB)
Descriptors: Age, Degrees (Academic), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education