New Teachers' Experiences of Hiring: Late, Rushed, and Information-Poor

Publication Date:
Jan 2006
Project Programs:
Future of Work

Teacher hiring decisions have far-reaching consequences for a school, its students, and faculty. This article examines how new teachers in four states are hired and explores whether the process leads to good matches between these individuals and their schools. The authors conceive of hiring as a two-way process and examine the extent to which the hiring process provides opportunities for prospective teachers and schools to collect rich information about, and form accurate impressions of, one another.


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