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ERIC Number: EJ783829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0273-446X
Recruiting and Interviewing in Rural School Districts: Protocol or Potluck
Nichols, Joe
Rural Educator, v26 n1 p40-47 Fall 2004
Through administrator and teacher surveys and interviews, this study examined recruiting and interviewing practices of eighty-three rural school districts located in, and between, the rural Ozark Plateau and Mississippi River Delta. Survey results indicated that districts with smaller student populations were far less likely to have an identified protocol in place to recruit and interview teachers. In addition, the study found that critical issues such as student achievement and qualifications of teachers were not addressed during the recruiting or interviewing phases of the employment process. Finally, this research brought to light questionable interviewing practices leading the author to make recommendations for rural schools' implementation of measurable interviewing protocol. (Contains 2 tables.)
National Rural Education Association. Rural Educator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 453002, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3002. Tel: 702-895-3478; Fax: 702-895-3492; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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