ERIC Number: ED489077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Teachers Wanted: Attracting and Retaining Good Teachers
Heller, Daniel A.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Just as the pool of qualified teacher applicants is shrinking and attrition rates are soaring, new standards are making entry into the teaching profession more difficult. Teachers can make sure their school system doesn't get caught in the crunch by implementing the approach from this visionary guide. Daniel A. Heller describes a top-to-bottom overhaul that includes: (1) Preservice education based on partnerships between public schools and higher education; (2) Induction programs that employ a mentoring process and support groups; (3) Hiring and interview strategies that reflect the school's vision and philosophy; (4) Inservice programming that creates a dynamic and exciting professional environment; and (5) Retention practices that emphasize ongoing supervision and job-embedded professional development. After the Dedication and Acknowledgments; the book presents eight chapters: (1) The Problem Defined; (2) Preservice Education; (3) Induction Programs; (4) Vision and Hiring: The Keys to Effective Change; (5) Inservice Programming: A Dynamic Professional Atmosphere; (6) Empowerment Through Individual Professional Growth; (7) A Challenging Role for the Principal; and (8) Restructuring the Profession. References are included.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Personnel Selection, Mentors, Standards, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teacher Persistence, Administrator Role, Principals, Teacher Empowerment, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 1703 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311. Tel: 800-933-2723 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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