Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1183

Date

2014

Date of Award

7-15-2014

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Major

Leadership and Policy Studies

Concentration

Policy Studies

Committee Chair

Larry McNeal

Committee Member

Reginald Green

Committee Member

Charisse Gulosino

Committee Member

DeAnna Owens

Abstract

This study was focused on the factors and strategies of the recruitment and retention of teachers in the 82 rural school districts throughout the state of Tennessee. For the 52 rural school districts, which responded to the survey, data were collected and avalyzed based on the perceptions of personnel directors and human resouce directors regarding the factors and strategies of the recruitment and retention of teachers within their school districts. First, the researcher wanted to determine what the important factors were regarding the recruitment of teachers to rural school districts. Secondly, the researcher wanted to understand what was perceived to be the most important strategies in the recuirment of teachers to rural school districts and how these factors differ by locale and Title I. Additionally, the researcher wanted to establish the most important factors int he retention of teachers and how these retention factors differ by locale and Title I. The results of this study suggested that the way in which personnel directors and human resource directors perceived the factors and strategies of the recruitment and retention of teachers within their school districts. The findings provide evidence that the recruitment and retention strategies used by personnel directors and human resource directors are perveived to be effective. The data showed a postiive correlation for the recruitment of teachers among the frequency of the strategy of personal contacts or networking and teh relative effectiveness of the strategy, indicating that knowing people and communication is key to the recruitment of teachers to rural school districts.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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