Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Teacher Recruitment and Retention

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Current school board practices for recruitment and retention of teachers in Canada are described in this report. Following an introduction that explains trends in teacher supply and demand, general information is presented from a 1991 survey of 102 school boards conducted by the Canadian Education Association. The geographical factor in recruiting quality teachers is discussed in section 2. The third section describes characteristics of a board that attracts teachers. Recruitment, particularly whom to recruit and methods for reaching good recruits, is outlined in section 4. Strategies for retaining teachers, such as induction and new teacher orientation programs, are highlighted in the fifth section. The final section offers school boards' suggestions for teacher recruitment and retention. Appendices include the York region board of education marketing strategies, the contents of information kits, the Peel Board of Education orientation program, and a list of responding school boards. (LMI)larly productivea€ way of advertising was through Employment and Immigration Canada and campus student manpower centres. ... Administrators are advised to prepare a detailed job description, identifying the essential and preferred qualifications and experience required. ... the interview, skills and preparation needed by the interviewer, reference checks, record keeping and sample interview outlines.

Title:Teacher Recruitment and Retention
Publisher:Canadian Education Association - 1992-01-01


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