Legal aspects of assigning teachers out of field in North Carolina

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Harold Edward Vaughn (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: This study was designed to identify and analyze legal aspects of employing teachers out of field in North Carolina. An analysis of the research revealed similar patterns of teacher misassignment throughout the United States. A trend toward more centralized control of certification was made evident by the research. A pattern of higher teacher assignment standards in larger school systems and lower standards in smaller systems was apparent throughout the study. Remoteness of a school system from institutions of higher education was found to be the major geographic factor contributing to lower levels of teacher preparation and higher levels of out of field assignment. Attitudes held by administrators and other local decision makers were found to be the major non-geographic factor contributing to teacher assignment or misassignment decisions.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Teachers $x Selection and appointment
Teachers $z North Carolina
Teachers $x Law and legislation $z North Carolina

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