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ERIC Number: ED014464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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DESIRABLE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR TEACHER SELECTION.
REDFERN, GEORGE B.
BASED ON SPECIFIC EXPERIENCES IN THE CINCINNATI SCHOOL SYSTEM, THREE CRITERIA ARE SUGGESTED FOR A TEACHER SELECTION PROCEDURE BASED ON ORAL, RATHER THAN WRITTEN EXAMINATION. (1) REFERENCES ARE VALUABLE, BUT THEY VARY GREATLY IN QUALITY. GREATER RELIABILITY IS ACHIEVED BY REQUIRING THE REFERENCES ON SPECIFIC FORMS, WHICH CAN BE ANALYZED AND SCORED. THEY ARE GIVEN A WEIGHT OF 20 PERCENT. (2) ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, ESPECIALLY IN STUDENT TEACHING, HAS PROVED TO BE A MODERATELY RELIABLE INDICATOR OF COMPETENCE IN TEACHING. WHILE THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS, ON THE WHOLE THE BETTER THE ACADEMIC RECORD, THE MORE PROMISING THE PROSPECTS FOR SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM. ACADEMIC RECORD IS GIVEN 30 PERCENT OF THE WEIGHT. (3) OF THE THREE SELECTION FACTORS USED, THE ORAL INTERVIEW TENDS TO HAVE THE MOST CONSISTENT AND PREDICTIVE VALUE IN FORECASTING TEACHING SUCCESS AND IS THEREFORE GIVEN THE MOST WEIGHT, 50 PERCENT. ALL THREE FACTORS ARE NEEDED TOGETHER, BUT PRE-EMPLOYMENT SELECTION IS AT BEST ONLY RELATIVELY SELECTIVE. THEREFORE, THE PROBATIONARY PERIOD SHOULD BE VIEWED AS PART OF THE SELECTION PROCEDURE. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN GILBERT, H.B., AND LANG, G., "TEACHER SELECTION METHODS," 1967. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: Ohio (Cincinnati)