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ERIC Number: ED242674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Recruitment: Recommendations for Program Implementation.
Hopfengardner, Jerrold; Lasley, Thomas
Based on research studies, the current literature, and findings emerging from efforts to recruit well-qualified teacher education students for the University of Dayton, seven recommendations were developed for teacher educators to consider in implementing a formal, systematic recruitment program: (1) Teacher recruitment should begin with the identification of the essential characteristics a prospective teacher should possess to excel in teaching; (2) Some type of "personal touch" should be included, such as a personalized letter or an in-depth telephone conversation with a prospective student; (3) Teacher recruitment should include some form of campus visitation to meet with faculty members, administrators, and teacher education students; (4) Recruitment efforts should be a joint enterprise, entailing the cooperation of faculty and admissions office personnel; (5) Teacher recruitment should be a formalized, well-coordinated effort; (6) Recruitment efforts are enhanced if scholarships are available; and (7) Teacher recruitment should be directed at students who have an interest in teaching as both a life-long profession and a short-term career. Steps in planning and implementing a successful recruitment program are outlined in the appendix. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (64th, New Orleans, LA, January 28-February 1, 1984).