Lack of special education teachers

Despite the enormous need for special education teachers in schools, a survey conducted by Swedish Radio News shows that only 75 percent of the available special education slots at university are filled. Of 435 available places only 108 are still empty.

This year Stockholm University had 20 empty places. At the college in Kristianstad there were 19 available slots and at Gothenburg University, 31.

Meanwhile the Swedish Public Employment Office lists the field as one that will see the most retirements in coming years. Two-thirds of special education teachers are expected to retire by 2025.

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