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Document Number: 4797

SPeNSE: Study of Personnel Needs in Special Education: Key Findings - This report summarizes the data of several studies and examines (1) the extent to which personnel are adequately prepared to serve students with disabilities; (2) variation in personnel preparation; and (3) factors that explain that variation. The authors found that positions for teachers of students with emotional disturbance seem particularly difficult to fill, and the teachers in those positions, as a group, are less well prepared than their colleagues. (Elaine Carlson, Marsha Brauen, Sheri Klein, Karen Schroll, Sharon Willig, Westat, July 2002) ...

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