ERIC Number: ED196838
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
What Employers Consider Important in Hiring Teachers. ASCUS Research Report.
Bryant, B. J.; And Others
This survey of 45 school administrators sought to determine the factors they consider important in hiring beginning teachers, and those that are important in hiring experienced teachers. The questionnaires contained sixteen factors, identical for both experienced and inexperienced teachers, which the respondents rated according to the importance of each one in staff selection. Two tables of results are provided, and the following conclusions are drawn: (1) The key factors for both beginning and experienced teachers are maturity, initiative, interest, enthusiasm, poise, and the ability to work with people; (2) Another factor was also identical for both beginning and experienced teachers--successful previous employment; and (3) The third factor was the ability to teach in a second area. Recommendations based on the survey are: (1) that institutions should provide adequate career planning to students, alerting teacher candidates to the importance placed on personal qualifications; (2) that teacher candidates and experienced teachers should recognize the importance of doing a good job in their current positions; and (3) that obtaining a teaching minor while preparing for a teaching career will enhance the opportunities available to the individual. (FG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for School, College, and University Staffing, Madison, WI.