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ERIC Number: ED370093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for Hiring Qualified Reading Professionals.
Sanacore, Joseph
Hiring qualified reading professionals is a complex process involving a variety of considerations. The "Standards of Reading Professionals (revised in 1994 by the Professional Standards and Ethics Committee of the International Reading Association) provides a framework for the knowledge base reading educators should possess. However, other criteria also should be considered by administrators and teachers as they cooperatively pursue the best candidates: (1) form a language arts planning team; (2) survey the faculty to further determine their perceptions of the school's mission and its link to the new reading educator; (3) interview the best candidates; (4) observe the best candidates; and (5) develop strategies for retaining newly appointed reading professionals. These strategies do not guarantee the selection of the best candidates, but they do provide a reasonable sense of direction. The most important ingredient in these guidelines is the involvement of teachers in every phase of the process. (A checklist for the recruitment of qualified reading professionals is attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A