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Project RESTART: Preparing Nontraditional Adult Teacher Education Candidates to Become Special Education Teachers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Carolyn D Boyles, Visiting Assistant Professor (Creator)
Jewell E. Cooper, Associate Professor (Creator)
Stephanie A. Kurtts, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: In North Carolina, where the state must hire 10,000 teachers every year just to fill existing classrooms, highly qualified special education teachers are included in the top three areas of greatest teacher shortage, behind math and science. Such needs, which include an increase in teachers from ethnic minorities, challenge teacher educators to seek innovative methods for recruitment and retention of pools of nontraditional teacher candidates (Artiles, Trent, & Palmer, 2004; Boe, Cook, Bobbitt, & Terhanian, 1998).

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Publication
Teacher Education and Special Education (TESE) Journal, 30(4), 233-236.
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Recruitment, Retention, Teachers, Special education, Special needs children