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ERIC Number: ED015150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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NEEDED RESEARCH IN TEACHER SELECTION.
FLANAGAN, JOHN C.
NEEDED RESEARCH IN TEACHER SELECTION IS DISCUSSED UNDER FOUR CATEGORIES. (1) TO IDENTIFY THE BEHAVIORS THAT DEFINE EFFECTIVENESS IN THE MANY ASPECTS OF THE TEACHING TASK, MANY SETS OF REQUIREMENTS ARE NEEDED, NOT A SINGLE SET. TASK ANALYSIS PROCEDURES AND CRITICAL INCIDENT TECHNIQUES ARE PROPOSED, AND DIFFERENCES AMONG STUDENTS (E.G., IN MOTIVATIONAL VARIABLES) HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED. (2) EVALUATION MUST ALSO FOCUS ON THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TEACHER IN EACH OF A WIDE VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES WITH EACH OF A NUMBER OF TYPES OF STUDENTS, USING EITHER PROCESS OR PRODUCT MEASURES. CONTINUED RESEARCH ON PROCESS VARIABLES, USING SYSTEMATICALLY DEVELOPED OBSERVATIONAL RECORD FORMS, RELATING TO THE PARTICULAR ACTIVITY AND TYPE OF STUDENT, IS RECOMMENDED. (3) IN PREDICTING TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS, LONG-RANGE STUDIES (E.G., PROJECT TALENT) GIVE PROMISE OF PROVIDING DATA ON THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO TEACH AND WHO ARE EFFECTIVE TEACHERS. (4) RESEARCH ON TEACHER TURNOVER SHOULD LOOK INTO THE EFFECTS OF FAMILY DUTIES ON YOUNG WOMEN TEACHERS AND CONSIDER PART-TIME ASSIGNMENTS AND CLERICAL AIDES FOR SUCH TEACHERS. THE PRACTICE OF PLACING NEW TEACHERS IN DIFFICULT SCHOOLS AND WITH THE LESS DESIRABLE EXTRACURRICULAR ASSIGNMENTS SHOULD BE EXAMINED AS A CAUSAL FACTOR IN HIGH ATTRITION RATES AMONG BEGINNERS. A PRECONDITION FOR RESEARCH ON TEACHER SELECTION IS DEFINITION OF THE PRODUCT OF GOOD TEACHING--VALID MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS. THIS DOCUMENT APPEARED IN GILBERT, H.B. AND LANG, G. "TEACHER SELECTION METHODS" NEW YORK, 1967. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers: PROJECT TALENT