ERIC Number: ED481051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-19
Report for 2001 and 2002 Employer/Recruiter Needs Analysis and Satisfaction with GC&SU Graduates.
Smoot, Sharene L.
Every spring the Career Center at the John H. Lounsbury School of Education of Georgia College and State University sponsors a job fair and invites recruiters for school systems to meet students. Recruiters, many of whom have worked with the college's graduates in the past, are asked to complete a questionnaire that includes a need analysis and a satisfaction survey. In February 2002, 18 questionnaires were returned from the 30 to 40 recruiters at the fair. Students were rated highly in content knowledge, ability to work with challenging students, and reliability and judgment. Lowest rated were their understanding of current educational laws and their ability to test and assess learning. There were many positive comments about students and the teacher education program. Perceived needs were greatest for elementary school teachers, and for special education teachers in general. Other areas of need were physical education and music teachers and middle grade teachers in all subject areas. High schools were most in need of science, mathematics, and business education teachers, as well as school administrators. (SLD)
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