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Paul Sindelar - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Paul Sindelar Paul Sindelar

Co-Director/Distinguished Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Paul Sindelar’s research has focused on changes in the special education teacher labor market.

Biography

Paul Sindelar is a Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and co-director of the CEEDAR Center. His research focuses on changes in the special education teacher labor market and its implications for policy makers and teacher educators. Paul and a team of researchers are studying the impact of these changes on outcomes for students with disabilities and other struggling students. As co-director of the CEEDAR Center, Paul has focused on policy analysis, developing demographic state profiles and project evaluation.

Industry Expertise (1)

Education/Learning

Areas of Expertise (5)

Labor Market Trends

Teacher Education

Project Evaluation

Special Education

Education Policy

Media Appearances (1)

Paul Sindelar Joins Select Group as UF Distinguished Professor

UF College of Education  online

2015-07-15

Special education Professor Paul Sindelar has been named a University of Florida Distinguished Professor, making him just the sixth College of Education faculty member to be awarded the coveted title.

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Articles (5)

Addressing Teacher Shortages in the COVID-19 Landscape: Viewing Teacher Candidates as Assets

Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning

Michael Rosenberg, et al.

2021-03-01

COVID-19 continues to impose dire consequences on all sectors of our public education system. Many students, particularly those from vulnerable populations, are receiving reduced amounts of direct instruction and are experiencing significant losses in learning. At the same time, educator preparation programs (EPPs) are struggling to ensure that teacher candidates have ample opportunities to apply their newly acquired pedagogical skills in high quality clinical placements.

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Does Alternative Route Preparation Meet the Requirements of IDEA Assurance 14? A Policy Analysis

Teacher Education and Special Education

Myers Jonte, Kacey Gilbert and Paul T. Sindelar

2020-03-01

Persistent teacher shortages have led states to promulgate policies to support alternative pathways into teaching and hence supplement supply. Such alternatives may differ from traditional preparation in many ways, but each tends to tap non-traditional participants. Currently, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that special education teachers (SET) be fully certified and, if not, that they be enrolled in high-quality alternative preparation. The purpose of this study was to identify state policies supporting alternative route programs and to organize them into mutually exclusive conceptual models.

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Special Education Teacher Shortage: Differences Between High and Low Shortage States

Teacher Education and Special Education

David John Peyton, et al.

2020-03-01

In this study, using Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) personnel data from 2006 to 2014, we identified seven states with consistently low shortages of highly qualified special education teachers and seven states with persistently high shortages.

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Rethinking Shortages in Special Education: Making Good on the Promise of an Equal Opportunity for Students With Disabilities

Teacher Education and Special Education

Loretta Mason-Williams, et al.

2019-12-01

In this article, the authors describe the complexity of special education teacher (SET) shortage, how shortage undermines equal educational opportunity, and strategies that school districts and state and federal governments have used to combat them. The authors consider the economic consequences of shortage and describe how school budgets are burdened by turnover and, in some cases, litigation. The authors consider specific aspects of SET shortages, including the problems of staffing high-poverty urban and rural schools, recruiting and retaining teachers of color, and staffing alternative educational placements.

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Special Education Teacher Shortage: Differences between High and Low Shortage States

Exceptional Children

David John Peyton, et al.

2018-11-01

In this study, using OSEP personnel data from 2006-2014, we identified seven states with consistently low shortages of highly qualified special education teachers and seven states with persistently high shortages. We employed Guarino et al.'s (2006) framework to guide our assumptions and selection of demographic, supply, and demand variables and compared two groups in this descriptive analysis. We found significant differences only in supply variables.

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  • English