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ERIC Number: EJ794500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
What Every Public School Physical Educator Should Know about the Hiring Process
Stier, William F., Jr.; Schneider, Robert C.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v78 n1 p40-45 Jan 2007
A national survey of high school principals was conducted to determine whether they agreed or disagreed with selected practices and procedures used to hire high school physical education teachers. A survey instrument, developed with the help of experts in the field and consisting of 29 items, was sent to 400 randomly selected principals. Useable survey instruments returned numbered 214 for a 53.5 percent rate of return. The results revealed the schools' hiring practices, policies, and procedures in terms of the treatment of solicited and unsolicited applications; the advertisement of vacancies; the use of search and screen committees; the importance of job references; the interview process; how applicants are kept up to date relative to their applications; the number of years of prior experience granted to new hires; preferences for experienced or inexperienced candidates; preferences for a graduate degree and for swimming certification of candidates; and whether principals preferred candidates who are willing and able to coach one or more sports. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A