ERIC Number: ED249654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
Interviewing First Year Teachers: Applicant Appraisal for Secondary School Principals.
Oliver, Ronald L.
The personal interview examines the potential skills of the employee in relation to the organizational needs of the district for the present and the future. This paper analyzes capabilities of first-year teachers as evidenced by traits observed during the personal interview conducted by the secondary school principal. Research findings with particular emphasis on the personal interview are surveyed. One model of the selection interview process, proposed by W.B. Castetter in 1976, is presented as a pilot plan for integrating first-year teachers into the local system. Detailed information analyses are proposed for appraising the applicant before, during, and after the personal interview. Special importance is placed on developing a valid teacher selection interview method for first-year teacher applicants at the secondary level. The paper offers secondary school principals suggestions for interviewing first-year teachers. References are included, along with three appendixes: (1) qualifications for first-year teachers under Oklahoma House Bill 1706, (2) evaluation criteria for student teachers at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and (3) competency requirements for graduates in secondary education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Northwestern Oklahoma State University; Oklahoma