ERIC Number: ED223400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Recruitment and Strategies for Small Schools.
Seifert, Edward H.
The guide is designed to assist the small school administrator in the successful recruitment of teachers. It provides a recruitment design, which encompasses community and school assets, and a list of "ideal characteristics" of teachers who are congruent with the needs of small schools. Fifteen strategies for effective recruitment include competitive salaries and extra duty pay, fringe benefit packages, subsidized teacher retraining, and low-cost housing. Interviewing is covered in terms of the interviewer, strategies involved in selling the district, and ways of screening applicants; a checklist for interviewers is provided. Induction systems are discussed in relation to short term orientations and long term personnel support programs. Additionally, a list of goals for an effective induction program is provided. Strategies for retention include: (1) direct impact activities--increased salaries, community involvement opportunities, and property acquisition assistance; (2) long range growth activities--inservice incentive systems, intra- and inter-district faculty exchange, and merit increases for exceptional performance; (3) motivational strategies--paying professional organization dues, locating adequate housing, and establishing the support of the school baord. (AH)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Educational Quality, Employment Interviews, Faculty Mobility, Guidelines, Incentives, Motivation Techniques, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Small Schools, Teacher Certification, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Salaries
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of School Administrators (114th, New Orleans, LA, February 26-March 1, 1982).