ERIC Number: ED070180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-1
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Informational Items and Procedures Used in the Selection of Teachers in the Public School Systems of Louisiana. Final Report.
May, Robert E.; Doerge, Everett G.
This report describes a study designed to identify the informational and procedural items that school administrators believe to be useful in the selection of teachers for public school systems. The subjects for the study consisted of a panel of 11 personnel administration experts and 66 Louisiana public school personnel directors. A questionnaire was used to secure the data which were quantified according to a 5-point rating scale; and the analysis of variance was used for testing the significance of difference. Where a significant F-score resulted, the "t" technique was applied to determine the level of the difference. The study findings revealed that (1) 19 informational items were considered to be from very important to essential, 27 items to be from important to very important, 19 items to be from little importance to important, and six items of little or no importance in the selection of teachers; (2) 12 procedural items were considered to be from very important to essential, nine from important to very important, and seven from little importance to important; and (3) school districts in revising or updating their teacher selection programs should adopt the findings of this study in their local situations. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ. and A and M Coll. System, Baton Rouge. School of Vocational Education.