ERIC Number: ED319158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-27
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A Recruitment Program for Critical Shortage Elementary Level Special Education Teachers and Related Service Personnel.
A county (Harris County, Texas) education agency, along with Special Education Directors and Personnel Officers from the county's 24 school districts, identified problems in recruiting special education teachers and such related service personnel as psychologists, psychological associates, educational diagnosticians, speech therapists, art therapists, and music therapists. A goal was established to develop recruitment services that would help relieve the critical shortages, with three objectives: (1) train personnel in the Psychological Services Division to perform recruitment activities; (2) develop pools of critical shortage applicants available to work for the school districts; and (3) explore the feasibility of providing a Critical Shortage Job Fair. As a result of the practicum, job pools were developed in six occupational areas and made available to school districts; staff of the Psychological Services Division became skilled at carrying out the recruitment process for developing the job pools; and a decision was made not to hold a nationwide job fair due to a lack of graduates available for employment from other states. Appendixes contain forms used in evaluating the feasibility of the job fair and a "Recruitment Project Procedures Manual," which details the steps involved in advertising job vacancies, responding to inquiries, interviewing, recordkeeping, and communicating with the school districts. Includes 39 references. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum Report, Nova University.