ERIC Number: ED206706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
A Preliminary Investigation of the Teacher Perceiver Instrument for Teacher Selection.
Miller, J. D.; And Others
A preliminary investigation of a method of teacher selection receiving increasing usage in some school districts, the Teacher Perceiver Interview developed by Selection Research Incorporated (SRI), is reviewed. The investigation consisted of three separate phases: Phase I, a review of the literature on teacher selection and the employment interview in general with special attention to the documentation of the Teacher Perceiver Interviewer provided by SRI; Phase II, an examination of the implementation of the Teacher Perceiver system; and Phase III, a series of interviews of practitioners and administrators in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District comparing use of the Teacher Perceiver Interview with traditional methods of teacher selection. Four major conclusions are drawn from this investigation: (1) empirical bases for claims of the various Perceiver systems are weak; (2) there is evidence that the 60-question format of the Teacher Perceiver is partially predictive of student ratings of new teachers, but not predictive of outcomes of good teaching; (3) there is no evidence that the Teacher Perceiver is superior to classical interview techniques; and (4) questions of conflict of interest and invasion of privacy have arisen in the implementation of Perceiver systems. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.