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ERIC Number: EJ1154027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0003-1003
Middle School Principals' Perceptions and Preferences When Hiring Teachers
Mee, Molly; Haverback, Heather Rogers
American Secondary Education, v45 n3 p38-49 Sum 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate middle school principals' knowledge of the state's new middle level teacher certification, their hiring preferences for newly certified teachers, and their perceptions of middle certified teacher' competencies in teaching various subject areas to middle school students. Survey data indicated that the participants possessed a general awareness of the state's middle level teacher certifications and preferred to hire teachers with middle level teacher certification rather than secondary or elementary certification. However, despite their preference to hire middle level certified teachers, the principals expressed uncertainty as to whether teachers with middle level certification were competent to teach their subject areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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