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ERIC Number: EJ1067149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Illinois Principals' Practices in Teacher Selection and Implications for Professors of Educational Leadership
Kersten, Thomas
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v3 n2 Jul-Sep 2008
If you meet with almost any group of school administrators and ask them what the most critical factor in improving schools and increasing student achievement, they would most likely say having an outstanding faculty is the key. Common wisdom among principals is that nothing is more important to the overall success of the school than selecting excellent teachers. This perception is well supported by a growing body of research which has established a direct link between effective teaching and increased student achievement (Tucker and Stronge, 2005; Stronge, 2002; Marzano Pickering, and Pollock, 2001; Fullen, 2001; Danielson and McGreal, 2000). This manuscript will begin with an overview of the current and projected teacher employment market in the United States. After identifying this market data, the results of a research study of 142 Illinois principals' common practices in teacher selection processes will be reported. The manuscript will conclude by discussing the implications of the study results for professors of educational administration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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