What Every Public School Physical Educator Should Know About the Hiring Process
Authors: Stier, William F.; Schneider, Robert C.
Source: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Volume 78, Number 1, January 2007 , pp. 1-58(58)
Abstract: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.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-01-01
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