Teacher Selection: Evidence-based practices

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DatePublished - 27 Sep 2021
Number of pages162
PublisherSpringer
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9783030761882
ISBN (Print)9783030761868

Abstract

This book combines theory and research from educational and organizational psychology to provide guidance on improving the teacher selection process and, subsequently, educational outcomes for all students. The book identifies the characteristics of effective teachers, analyzes research on selection practices, and examines new approaches to teacher selection, recruitment, and development. The central premise of the book is that improving the effectiveness of teachers – and, thus, students’ educational outcomes – can be achieved by making the recruitment and selection process more effective and more efficient. Accordingly, the book describes how to identify and select individuals for the teaching profession who display both strong cognitive attributes (e.g., subject knowledge) and essential non-cognitive attributes such as resilience, commitment to the profession, and motivation for teaching.

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