ERIC Number: ED278138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Heynderickx, James J.
Research Roundup, v3 n3 Apr 1987
A one-page introduction is followed by three pages containing summaries of three journal articles and two documents on teacher selection. Mary Cihak Jensen argues that final selection decisions should be based on multiple information sources, since teaching requires proficiency in many interrelated skills. Superintendent Richard J. Caliendo observes that the selection process and procedures he implemented in Elmont, New York, gather varied information about each candidate. Business and industry have long recognized the importance of matching the appropriate candidate with the job, and Stuart R. Kahl suggests that schools follow these guidelines. Hiring officials should be trained to use a common set of procedures and criteria. Beverly A. Browne and Richard J. Rankin note that academic criteria have become a secondary consideration in many selection systems. Schools determined to raise academic standards should emphasize intellectual ability and candidates' readiness to be held accountable. A study by I. Phillip Young and Herbert G. Heneman III recommends that a school's success in attracting good candidates is influenced by selection officials and procedures. Interviewers' attitudes play a key role in determining whether a teacher will accept a position or turn the school down. (CJH)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Administrator Attitudes, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Interviews, Employment Practices, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Literature Reviews, Personnel Policy, School Personnel, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Employment, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Collected Works - Serials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.