ERIC Number: ED471874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Effective Teacher Hiring: A Guide to Getting the Best.
Peterson, Kenneth D.
Student learning depends on quality instructors. An innovative, multi-tiered framework for selecting such instructors is presented in this book. The program is sufficiently flexible to use in both small and large school systems, but rigorous enough to ensure that only the best available candidates are ultimately chosen. By allocating responsibilities to three mutually accountable groups--the Teacher Selection Task Force, Selection Committee, and Screening Team--this framework provides for checks and balances at every turn and guarantees to students and parents a voice in the process. In addition to step-by-step instructions for implementing the hiring program, the book offers lists of hiring do's and don'ts; resume and portfolio assessment strategies; sample recruitment flyers, contracts, and interview questions; and a discussion of legal issues related to hiring. Appendix A lists World Wide Web resources, Appendix B describes participant rights and the law in teacher hiring, and Appendix C presents possible interview questions. (Contains 116 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Interviews, Personnel Selection, Teacher Employment, Teacher Placement, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.