ERIC Number: ED326942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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The Challenge for School Leaders: Attracting and Retaining Good Teachers.
Pounder, Diana G.
The attraction and recruitment of qualified teachers as a responsibility of school leaders is discussed in this paper. Included are an examination of factors contributing to teacher shortage, identification of school-based reform targets that address the work and working conditions of teachers, and a discussion of the implications of such conditions for institutional leaders, especially principals. A conclusion is that redesigning aspects of the work of teachers and the work environment in schools are two important means by which principals can enhance the appeal of teaching as a worthwhile vocational choice. Because teachers are a source of ideas, a recommendation is made for principals to listen, interpret, and respond to teachers' concerns. Listening, interpreting, and responding to teachers' concerns are discussed as ways in which principals can contribute to staff development. (45 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Educational Research Association (Baton Rouge, LA, February 1986).