ERIC Number: ED477648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Effective Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategies in the Midwest: Who Is Making Use of Them?
Hare, Debra; Heap, James L.
In fall 2000, all 3,506 superintendents in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin received a survey that asked them to report on the strategies they had implemented to attract and retain teachers and on how effective those strategies had been. The survey was designed to collect basic information about a variety of strategies cited in the literature as possible solutions for recruitment and retention problems. The strategies were those that could be implemented at the school-district level. A total of 2,413 surveys were returned. This document is a report on the results of the survey responses. The goal of the study was to discover successful recruitment and retention strategies to provide guidance to schools and school districts. Many of the districts responding to the survey were indeed having difficulties attracting and keeping teachers. The results of the study are organized into three sections. Section 1 is devoted to new-teacher support programs. Section 2 looks at various retention strategies. Section 3 reports on various recruitment strategies. The report concludes with recommendations for school and state policymakers. Appended are the survey instrument and the results in tabular form. (Contains 26 tables.) (WFA)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Recruitment, Labor Turnover, Teacher Background, Teacher Employment, Teacher Persistence, Teacher Placement, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Selection, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teachers
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Naperville, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Michigan; Minnesota; Ohio; Wisconsin