The determination of the high qualification was based on whether one taught core subjects such as English, Mathematics, foreign languages or the sciences. It was also based on whether one held a full-stated certification, possessed a solid knowledge of a particular area and had received a bachelor’s degree from a university. The sample size was adequate and bound to deliver valid findings and inferences relative to the topic of study.
The study showed that most special teachers left the field due to occupational stress, lack of enough planning time, class size, demands of IDEA, and poor conditions of work. However, the study did little to present ways and mechanisms of dealing with or addressing these issues and concerns. The emerging questions in the entire article include, but are not limited