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ERIC Number: EJ832355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
What to Consider when Looking for International Teachers
Mulder, Cris Galicia
School Administrator, v66 n3 p37-39 Mar 2009
While many school leaders are enticed by the benefits international teachers bring to their schools, some find the process of attracting and hiring educators from other countries to be daunting. Many of the challenges relate to visas. Procuring them can be costly and time-consuming. Additionally, the No Child Left Behind definition of a highly qualified teacher has made converting an international educator's credentials to U.S. requirements especially difficult. As a result, schools have looked to specialized organizations for help finding and hosting the world's most qualified educators. Some organizations, like the Visiting International Faculty Program, provide turnkey services by recruiting, screening, relocating and sponsoring international teachers for U.S. schools. When considering hiring professional educators from abroad, the author offers six points district officials should consider. These include: (1) screen beyond what's on the screen; (2) gauge cross-cultural competence; (3) get a jump on hiring; (4) support leads to success; (5) know the basics about visas; and (6) orient and mentor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001