ERIC Number: ED491087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
An Admirable Faculty: Recruiting, Hiring, Training, and Retaining the Best Independent School Teachers
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
In this comprehensive manual, author Peter Gow helps schools become communities where teachers are nurtured "from raw recruits into seasoned, effective, and even beloved professionals." Peter Gow, academic dean at Beaver Country Day School (MA), lays out a step-by-step approach to building and keeping a strong faculty, a school's greatest asset. Written with an experienced voice and with the specific needs of the independent school in mind, this book can serve as a hands-on resource for school leaders who hire and train faculty. Following a foreword, the book is divided into the following 12 chapters: (1) Preparation for Hiring; (2) Building the Recruiting Case; (3) Recruiting; (4) Hiring; (5) Induction; (6) Mentoring; (7) Training Teachers; (8) School Culture; (9) Leadership; (10) Compensation; (11) Senior Faculty; and (12) Endings.
Descriptors: Private Schools, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Labor Turnover, Teacher Selection, Instructional Leadership, Mentors, Teacher Competencies, Beginning Teacher Induction, Faculty Development, School Culture, Teacher Salaries
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Washington, DC.