ERIC Number: ED351311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of 1989-90 Teaching Job Applicants. Research Services No. 199.
Cheng, Maisy; And Others
This evaluation was undertaken to answer three questions about the Toronto Board of Education's recruitment and selection of elementary and secondary teachers. The questions were: (1) What is the size of the racial minority job applicant pool for teaching positions? (2) Do racial minority job applicants have success rates like other job applicants with similar qualifications and experience? and (3) What are the major sources of information for job vacancies for white and nonwhite job applicants? Applicants for 1989-90 elementary and secondary teaching positions were given questionnaires asking them to describe their educational/professional qualifications, racial and ethnic status, and sources of information about teaching vacancies. Results indicate that 11 percent of applicants for elementary teaching positions and 26 percent of applicants for secondary teaching positions were members of racial minorities, predominantly East Indian, Chinese, and Caribbean; the overall success rate of white applicants was approximately twice that of nonwhites regardless of academic attainment, teaching qualifications, length of teaching experience, and country of training and experience; and newspaper classified ads were the major source of information about teaching job opportunities. Suggestions for future research, references, and 15 appendices complete the document. (LL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Foreign Countries, Job Applicants, Job Search Methods, Minority Group Teachers, Occupational Surveys, Public Schools, Racial Distribution, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teaching (Occupation)
Toronto Board of Education, Research Department, 155 College St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1P6 ($5).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.