ERIC Number: ED308023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Attracting, Retaining, and Developing Quality Teachers in Small Schools. Small Schools Network Information Exchange No. 5.
Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
This collection of articles gathers reprinted materials on teacher attraction and retention for small and rural school districts. The material is organized in two sections: (1) Attracting and Retaining Quality Teachers and (2) Challenging and Enriching Current Staff. Reprints from a number of publications present strategies for addressing the teacher shortage, suggestions for in-service training, and recommendations for successful recruitment and retention of teachers, including minorities. Articles in section 1 examine the use of incentives, career and work rewards, merit pay, partnerships with local universities, and other motivating devices to help teachers' self-image and recognize the professional job teachers do. Support programs for teachers in their first years of teaching keep instructional quality high and faculty turnover low. Articles included in the second section examine the place of teacher involvement in school improvement efforts, principals' influence on staff development, peer coaching, Tennessee's Career Ladder Program, and a North Carolina program providing university retreats for teachers. A list of 17 additional references is included. (DHP)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Merit Pay, Teacher Employment, Teacher Morale, Teacher Orientation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Conditions, Teaching (Occupation)
The Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, 290 South Main Street, Andover, MA 01810 ($11.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast & Islands, Andover, MA.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Tennessee