Retention issues [electronic resource] : a study of Alabama special education teachers /
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to investigate issues that relate to the attrition, migration, and retention of special education teachers in Alabama. The research design compared 2 groups of special education teachers: (a) those who teach special education in the county and are considered highly qualified, and (b) those who teach special education in the county and are considered undercertified. The results indicated that teachers considering leaving special education positions for a variety of reasons such as relocation due to a result of a spouse's job, occupational search for better working conditions, and personal caring for children and other family members. However, issues such as paperwork, requirements for not being highly qualified, threat of lawsuits and litigations, and caseload and class size are factors involved in the relocation of special education teachers.
School:University of West Florida
School Location:USA - Florida
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:university of west florida teacher turnover retention issues special education teachers highly qualified attrition no child left behind act
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