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ERIC Number: ED014467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 5
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Reference Count: 0
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NEEDED RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF TEACHER SELECTION.
GILBERT, HARRY B.
ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE PRESENT STATE OF TEACHER SELECTION PRACTICES AND PROPOSALS FOR RESEARCH IN THE AREA ARE DESCRIBED. EXAMPLES OF THE FORMER INCLUDE--(1) INTEREST IN TEACHER SELECTION NEEDS TO BE STIMULATED. (2) PROFESSIONAL TEACHER SELECTION PRACTICES ARE RARELY USED (LARGE SCHOOL SYSTEMS ENGAGE IN SCREENING, WHILE SMALL, AFFLUENT ONES RELY ON "HUNCH REJECTIONS" AND "GLOBAL PERUSAL"). (3) RESEARCH NEEDS TO BE ENCOURAGED AND ITS FINDINGS WIDELY DISSEMINATED. PROPOSALS INCLUDE (A) A BROAD INVESTIGATION BY SOCIOLOGISTS AND PSYCHOLOGISTS IN TEACHER SELECTION RESEARCH, AIMED AT UNDERSTANDING THE "AVOIDANCE ATTITUDES" OF POTENTIAL RESEARCH WORKERS, (B) RESEARCH PERSONNEL WORKERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF (1) THE TEACHER SHORTAGE TO LOWER THE SELECTION CUTOFF SCORES TO PROVIDE A GREATER RANGE FOR ASSESSMENT OF PREDICTIVE VALIDITY, AND (2) THE OVERSUPPLY OF SUPERVISORY AND ADMINISTRATIVE APPLICANTS TO TEST THE EFFICACY OF MULTIPLE AND VARIED SELECTION DEVICES, (C) THE IMMEDIATE USE BY RESEARCH WORKERS OF WHATEVER MEASURES (E.G. RATINGS, PEER NOMINATIONS) OF TEACHER SUCCESS THEY HAVE AVAILABLE, INSTEAD OF WAITING FOR PERFECT MEASURES. IN THIS FASHION THE USEFULNESS FOR SELECTION OF VARIOUS METHODOLOGIES APPLIED TO VARIOUS DIMENSIONS COULD BE DETERMINED. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN GILBERT, H.B., AND LANG, G., "TEACHER SELECTION METHODS," 1967. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
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