ERIC Number: EJ784981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Recruiting Principals to Lead Low-Performing Schools: Effects on Job Attractiveness
Stark-Price, Geneva A.; Munoz, Marco A.; Winter, Paul A.; Petrosko, Joseph M.
Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, v19 n1-2 p69-83 Jun 2006
This study addressed recruiting principals into low performing schools. A sample (N=619) of principals, assistant principals, central office administrators, school counselors, and teacher-leaders from the 29th largest school district in the United States role-played as applicants for principal vacancies at schools classified as low-performing based on results of standardized student achievement tests. The study had an experimental design and involved use of a recruitment simulation. Rating jobs depicted on simulated principal recruitment announcements, principals and assistant principals rated the job highest while school counselors rated the jobs lowest. Among the teacher-leaders, teacher-administrative interns rated the job higher than did highly skilled educators or resource teachers. Implications for recruitment practice and future evaluation research are discussed.
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Research Design, Evaluation Research, Achievement Tests, Resource Teachers, School Counselors, Recruitment, Principals, Central Office Administrators, Low Achievement, Role Playing, Job Applicants, School Districts, Simulation
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