ERIC Number: ED297495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Personnel Recruitment Practices: A Manual for Administrators.
Mid-South Regional Resource Center, Lexington, KY.; National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC.; Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.
This guide deals with issues of recruitment and retention of both regular and special educators, and emphasizes the need for school administrators to upgrade or establish formalized recruitment programs. Factors impacting on teacher recruitment and retention include education reform, societal changes, demographic factors, personnel shortages, and teacher burnout. Establishing a recruitment program involves information gathering, developing recruitment material, appropriately handling applicants, screening candidates, welcoming new staff, and evaluating the recruitment program. Programs developed by states or localities to meet their personnel needs are briefly described. "General Recruitment Initiatives" outlines 13 programs to encourage students into teaching careers, create teacher incentives, provide scholarships for students who plan to become teachers, etc. "College and University Recruitment Strategies" capsulizes 10 programs on recruiting minority students, organizing recruitment teleconferences, training liberal arts majors for teaching careers, etc. "Special Education Recruitment Initiatives" reviews seven state programs attempting to recruit rural special educators, recruit mature trainees into deaf education, and involve high school students in special education. "Computer-Based Recruiting" focuses on job information services and employment clearinghouses. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Services, Higher Education, Labor Turnover, Minority Group Teachers, Personnel Needs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Rural Education, Special Education Teachers, State Programs, Student Recruitment, Teacher Recruitment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-South Regional Resource Center, Lexington, KY.; National Information Center for Handicapped Children and Youth, Washington, DC.; Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.
Note: The National Comprehensive System of Personnel Development (CSPD) Caucus of the Council for Exceptional Children, Teacher Education Division also contributed to the document.