Teacher attrition is a serious issue in the field of special education (Boe, Cook, Bobbitt, & Terbanian, 1998). Teachers leave the field in record numbers due to inadequate support in a variety of areas (Shoho, Katims, & Meza, 1998). However, the first few years of a special education teacher’s career have been shown to be crucial for teacher retention (Singer, 1993). The author outlines a three-part plan for induction of special education teachers that directly addresses problems faced by teachers as well as issues in the field of special education. These three components include: IEP Assistance Teams, dual mentoring, and professional development workshops.
"A Practical Proposal for Special Education Teacher Induction,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 19:
4, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol19/iss4/5