ERIC Number: ED282840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Effective Teacher Selection: From Recruitment to Retention.
Wise, Arthur E.; And Others
Case studies were conducted in six school districts nationwide to examine teacher selection in terms of policy and organizational context, organizational characteristics, selection processes, and effects. Interviews were conducted in each district with directors of personnel, superintendents, staff involved in the selection process, directors of curriculum and instruction, directors of research, and local teachers' organization officials. At representative schools, principals, recently hired teachers, and more senior teachers were interviewed and other relevant data gathered. This report details the findings for each of the districts studied and assesses aspects of each school district's procedures. Conclusions and recommendations to improve teacher selection, recruitment, screening, hiring, placement, induction, and evaluation processes are presented. These involve the enhancement of the efficacy of state and local policies for recruitment efforts; tighter bonds between recruitment and hiring decisions; recognition and balancing of the varying operational definitions of a "good teacher"; recognition of the effects of the hiring process on teachers; need to place teachers carefully in the appropriate setting and school; need for comprehensive induction plans for new teachers; and development of a special evaluation program specifically for beginning teachers. (CB)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, School Districts, Teacher Employment, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Placement, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teacher Supply and Demand
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, P.O. Box 2138, Sanata Monica, CA 90406-2138 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.