This study aimed to identify issues related to the personnel transfer of teachers involved in special needs education in Japan. The participants were five university faculty members who trained teachers in special needs education. A survey was conducted from June to September 2022 using semi-structured interviews. The data obtained were analyzed based on similarity, generating 10 categories: (1) personnel transfer system, (2) teacher employment system, (3) school administrators, (4) teachers’ professional growth, (5) teacher evaluation, (6) collaboration among teachers, (7) professional qualifications other than teaching licenses, (8) school management of special-needs schools, (9) challenges in the system for certifying teachers of special-needs schools, (10) education-related laws. School authorities must consider strategies to solve the issues identified. This study suggests specific issues related to personnel transfers in special needs education.

Author: Risa Nara

Published in: World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCE-2022)

  • Date of Conference: 14-16 November 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/WCSNE.2022.0005
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-53-2
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)