ERIC Number: ED111802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
NIE Conference on Studies in Teaching; Panel 1, Recruitment, Selection, and Retention.
Gage, N. L., Ed.
The goal of this panel was to recommend research that would identify factors affecting recruitment, selection, and retention of teachers and means of improving these processes. The panel also attempted to plan exemplary research and development activities for devising, validating, and installing methods for improving individuals' and institutions' decisions at critical points in a teacher's career. The panel attempted to relate recruitment, selection, and retention processes to one another and to discuss their interdependency. Much of the discussion centered on the role of research in determining values and priorities which school systems place on possible educational outcomes and how school systems differ in their educational goals. The panel also discussed the effect of the job market on recruitment and selection. The panel formulated six approaches for research and development within the general area of recruitment, selection, and retention which were proposed and considered on the basis of the sequence of activities or decision points in a teaching career. These approaches were concerned with analyzing and improving methods for recruiting teachers and teacher trainees, methods for selecting teacher trainees and teachers, methods for teacher placement and orientation, and the supervision and inservice education of teachers. They also dealt with investigating the relationship of teacher preparation objectives and curriculum to teacher competency and effectiveness, and the decision-making processes underlying position changes in teaching. (BD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see SP 009 494-504