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ERIC Number: ED307094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Recruitment in Three Rural Louisiana Parishes: The Development of Recruitment Materials.
Hare, Dwight
Prior research has suggested that solutions to teacher labor market problems must take into account the importance of local context and indigenous labor market forces. With this in mind, three rural school systems in north Louisiana collaborated with the Louisiana Center for Rural or Small Schools (LaCROSS) to develop teacher recruitment materials. LaCROSS researchers interviewed school administrators, teachers, and local officials to determine the elements in each parish and its schools that might attract prospective teachers. Recruitment materials were then tailored to local market forces. For Jackson Parish, packets, videos, and slides emphasized a high teacher pay supplement, proximity to urban centers and area universities, availability of housing and recreational activities, and an industrial tax base. For Franklin Parish, packets, videos, and slides emphasized a developing urban hub and industrial base, advantages of small rural schools, and availability of recreational activities and a university branch campus. For very rural Tensas Parish, a brochure emphasized advantages of small rural schools and opportunities for certification, entry level teaching, and teaching "back home." An appendix contains samples of these recruitment materials. (SV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana