ERIC Number: ED347629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Recruitment and Retention: How Canadian School Boards Attract Teachers. A Report.
Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).
Current school board practices for recruitment and retention of teachers in Canada are described in this report. Following an introduction that explains trends in teacher supply and demand, general information is presented from a 1991 survey of 102 school boards conducted by the Canadian Education Association. The geographical factor in recruiting quality teachers is discussed in section 2. The third section describes characteristics of a board that attracts teachers. Recruitment, particularly whom to recruit and methods for reaching good recruits, is outlined in section 4. Strategies for retaining teachers, such as induction and new teacher orientation programs, are highlighted in the fifth section. The final section offers school boards' suggestions for teacher recruitment and retention. Appendices include the York region board of education marketing strategies, the contents of information kits, the Peel Board of Education orientation program, and a list of responding school boards. (LMI)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Employment, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Placement, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand
Canadian Education Association, Suite 8-200, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V5, Canada ($8).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Education Association, Toronto (Ontario).