Retaining Beginning Special Educators

May 2010
Intervention in School & Clinic;May2010, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p321
Academic Journal
The article focuses on special education beginning teacher retention, as shortages in qualified special education teachers have been a problem for school and district administrator. It states that administrators can influence the beginning teachers contemplating to leave the stressful working condition in a classroom and therefore lower the attrition rates. It says that administrators can support beginning special educators by promoting a supportive school climate that allows the teachers, school personnel and parents cooperation. It mentions that induction programs with focus on instructional and material that match the teaching assignments as well as providing opportunities to enhance their knowledge through professional development (PD) can help to improve the retention rates.


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