ERIC Number: ED213690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Hunting For A New Teaching Position Or How To Get Your Foot In The Door. Draft.
Kapel, David E.; Baker, Nan
An opinionnaire/questionnaire was developed to discover the types of information superintendents and other administrators look at most carefully when reviewing materials sent by applicants for teaching positions. Responses were obtained from superintendents of urban, rural, and small town school districts in Kentucky. A vast majority of the superintendents regarded confidential references as a valuable source of information on an applicant. References from teacher candidates' superivising teachers were the most prized of all references, followed by those of education professors in the applicants' department or program. Personal references and references from non-education professors in academic departments most related to applicants' majors were the next most valued set of references. Superintendents preferred to have a list of all courses completed by the applicant included with the application materials. They also felt that official transcripts were important. Urban superintendents preferred a student data sheet over a resume developed by the student; superintendents from rural and small town areas preferred a resume. Certifications held by applicants were important to all of the superintendents. Records of professional and non-professional work experience were also considered valuable. Results of the survey are appended in tabular form, and a sample student data sheet and an evaluation form used by the University of Louisville (Kentucky) are included. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Phoenix, AZ, February 15, 1982).