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ERIC Number: ED011247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Oct
Pages: 289
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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TEACHER MOBILITY IN NEW YORK CITY--A STUDY OF THE RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, APPOINTMENT, AND PROMOTION OF TEACHERS IN THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
GRIFFITHS, DANIEL E.; AND OTHERS
TO GATHER DATA ON TEACHER PERCEPTIONS OF PERSONNEL PRACTICES, A SAMPLE OF 1,025 NEW YORK CITY TEACHERS WAS INTERVIEWED. TO STUDY CAREER PATTERNS, A "COHORT-STUDY" WAS MADE OF THE RECORDS OF 413 TEACHERS FIRST HIRED BY THE CITY IN 1950. EDUCATIONAL OFFICIALS IN NEW YORK, CHICAGO, DETROIT, AND PHILADELPHIA WERE INTERVIEWED. MAJOR FINDINGS WERE--(1) FORMAL RECRUITMENT PROCEDURES WERE INEFFECTIVE, (2) MAJOR REASONS FOR JOINING WERE--LOCATION, INCOME, HOURS, VACATIONS, KNOWING TEACHERS IN THE SYSTEM, AND THE ADVICE OF COLLEGE GUIDANCE PERSONNEL, (3) ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS HAD BOTH THE HIGHEST TURNOVER RATE AND THE GREATEST PROPORTION PLANNING TO ENTER ADMINISTRATION, (4) MOST TEACHERS CAME FROM NEW YORK CITY, (5) PROMOTION EXAMINATIONS WERE HELD UNSATISFACTORY BECAUSE OF LACK OF MEASUREMENT OF "REAL ABILITIES," ETHNIC DISCRIMINATION, EXAMINER BIAS, AND FAILURE TO HELP RETAIN GOOD PEOPLE. BELIEF IN THE EXAMINATIONS INCREASED AS A FUNCTION OF YEARS OF SERVICE, AND (6) STAFFS ARE MORE FULLY INTEGRATED THAN STUDENT BODIES. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE--(1) IMPROVE RECORD KEEPING TO MAKE PERSONNEL INFORMATION READILY AVAILABLE, AND (2) INITIATE A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD OF EXAMINERS. (PP)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York Univ., NY. School of Education.
Identifiers: New York (New York)