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Retention, Transfer, and Attrition of Special and General Education Teachers in National Perspective [microform] / Erling E. Boe and Others
Bib ID 5588603
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Boe, Erling E
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1995 
23 p. 
Summary

This study used existing databases to analyze, from a national perspective, the specific components of retention, transfer, and attrition of special education teachers (SETs) in comparison with general education teachers (GETs). The study used data from the 1990-1991 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) and the 1992 Teacher Followup Survey (TFS). Analysis evaluated the following factors: teaching field retention, teaching field transfer, attrition, school retention, school reassignment, district migration, district retention, district attrition, entering teachers, and private school migrants. Districts were categorized as either urban, suburban/large town, small town, or rural. Major conclusions included the following: (1) retention of SETs in specific assignments from one year to the next (89 percent) is significantly less than the retention of GETs in specific assignments (94 percent); (2) the lower percentage of retained SETs is due primarily to transfer of SETs to general education (5 percent); (3) intervention designed to improve the retention of SETs might most productively focus on the higher rate of teaching field transfer; (4) approximately the same percentage of SETs and GETs retained in the same teaching field transfer to different public schools each year, with the vast majority of both groups remaining in the district; (5) the retention of SETs and GETs in the same district from one year to the next is not a function of urbanicity; and (6) while the annual transfer of SETs to general education (about 14,600 teachers) is a major source of open positions, the annual transfer of GETs to special education (about 9,300 teachers) is a major source of supply. Appendices provide data tables and more information on the SASS and TFS surveys. (DB)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.

Sponsoring Agency: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: H023C10088-92A.

Contract Number: H023C40102-95.

ERIC Note: In: National Dissemination Forum on Issues Relating to Special Education Teacher Satisfaction, Retention and Attrition (Washington, DC, May 25-26, 1995); see EC 304 434.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Disabilities.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Faculty Mobility.  |  Labor Turnover.  |  Special Education Teachers.  |  Teacher Employment.  |  Teacher Persistence.  |  Teacher Supply and Demand.  |  Teacher Transfer.  |  Trend Analysis.  |  Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES) Teacher Followup Survey (NCES)
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Graduate School of Education
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