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ERIC Number: EJ1103361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0196-786X
Hiring Quality Teachers: The Devil Is in the Details
Whitworth, Jerry; Deering, Thomas; Jones, Steve; Hardy, Sam
Professional Educator, v40 n1 Spr 2016
Persistent and consistent criticism of our nation's educational system has increased pressure on school districts and teacher education programs to improve the quality of teachers in our public schools. While there is research regarding the characteristics of effective teachers, the difficulty is often in identifying and hiring those teacher candidates who possess those characteristics. This study utilized a multi-part survey to examine the perceptions of school administrators and teacher educators in five states regarding the most valuable and important components of the teacher hiring process with a focus on the professional portfolio as a practical tool for delivering and documenting those components. Results demonstrated close agreement between the perceptions both groups in regard to the teacher hiring process and yielded some useful information to assist schools in identifying and employing high quality teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia; Illinois; Missouri; South Carolina; Texas
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