ERIC Number: EJ868950
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
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High-Stakes Administrative Hiring
Clement, Mary C.
School Administrator, v66 n11 p25-28 Dec 2009
The risks are high when it comes to hiring a new principal. A principal is accountable for the safety, well-being and achievement of all the children in a school, as well as for representing the school to the community. With increasing demands on building administrators, the hiring of principals certainly may be considered high stakes. For several years the author has been promoting the use of behavior-based interviewing to hire new teachers. Behavior-based interviewing is built on the premise that past behavior is the best predictor of future performance. Long used in the business world, educators are turning to this approach as a better interview model for selecting top candidates. In this article, the author shares how to create behavior-based interviews for teachers and offers tips in creating a list of questions for behavior-based interviewing. Sample interview questions that can be used when conducting a behavior-based interview of candidates are presented.
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Employment Interviews, School Personnel, Leadership, Administrators, Principals, Interviews, Evaluation
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