Cultivating and Keeping Committed Special Education Teachers: What Principals and District Leaders Can Do

Cultivating and Keeping Committed Special Education Teachers: What Principals and District Leaders Can Do

by Bonnie S. Billingsley
     
 

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Billingsley highlights the problems that drive many special educators out of teaching and outlines practical recommendations that leaders can use to increase retention.

Overview

Billingsley highlights the problems that drive many special educators out of teaching and outlines practical recommendations that leaders can use to increase retention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412908870
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/16/2005
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Bonnie S. Billingsley is faculty member in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Virginia Tech. She has taught a range of courses over the last fifteen years in the areas of learning disabilities, emotional disorders, and the administration and supervision of special education. Dr. Billingsley began her career in special education teaching students with disabilities in both Tallahassee and St. Augustine, Florida. She also served as district supervisor of special education in both St. Augustine, Florida and in Roanoke City, Virginia.

Dr. Billingsley’s research interests are in the preparation, support, and retention of special education teachers. Her interests in retention are focused on workplace conditions and the induction of new teachers. Dr. Billingsley has published numerous articles in leading journals on special education teacher retention, teacher support, and the needs of beginning special education teachers. She has served as a consultant in the area of special education teacher retention to various professional organizations, school systems, state departments of education, research groups, and universities and has been an invited speaker as various conferences.

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