ERIC Number: ED237748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Changing Attitudes toward Teacher Recruitment.
The identification, encouragement, and recruitment of teachers is a professional responsibility that must be faced today. The field of industrial arts holds no external attractors; the job of teacher recruitment rests on the shoulders of teachers, supervisors, and teacher educators. Teachers have attitudes that fail to support any process that will lead to their replacement or replenishment. The factors of attitudes and attitude change on the part of the industrial arts teachers are important concerns in the attack on the problem of teacher recruitment. Some dimensions of the attitude element so vital to the promotion of teacher recruitment are commitment, faith or belief, and concern for the well-being of the profession. Three dimensions of the teacher shortage are the trend in the age groups to be served, the age of teachers currently teaching and their pending retirement from the profession, and the dynamics of industrial arts in both theory and practice. The issues regarding the future of industrial arts are clear. First, teaching industrial arts will require a good supply of bright, creative, and dedicated young people. Second, the industrial arts profession must raise its level of acceptability to the public and educational establishment. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 1983).