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Use of ePortfolios in K-12 teacher hiring in North Carolina: Perspectives of school principals

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

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Title Use of ePortfolios in K-12 teacher hiring in North Carolina: Perspectives of school principals
 
Creator Ndoye, Abdou
Ritzhaupt, Albert Dieter
Parker, Michele A
 
Subject ePortfolios, principals, teacher education, teacher candidates
 
Description This study explored the perceptions of principals involved in the hiring process of K–12 teachers in 11 counties in southeastern North Carolina. Forty-nine principals responded to a survey on ePortfolio use in the hiring process: the pros and cons, desirable artifacts, stage of use, preferred delivery method, and improvements that can increase their usage. We examined each of these questions and whether certain factors (prior use, technology skills, and years as a hiring agent) predict principals' ePortfolio use. Our findings suggest that ePortfolios provide improved and current information about teacher candidates that is easily accessible and organized. Collectively, this allows principals to assess teacher candidates’ suitability for employment. Although, there are problems associated with ePortfolio use during hiring, which are detailed below, the results suggest that principals most frequently use ePortfolios during the interview process, prefer delivery via a website address, and that prior use is the best predictor of future ePortfolio use.
 
Publisher IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU, GMU, and UDel
 
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Date 2012-09-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article
Mixed-Method
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/336
10.22230/ijepl.2012v7n4a336
 
Source International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership; Vol 7, No 4 (2012): Use of ePortfolios in K-12 teacher hiring in North Carolina: Perspectives of School Principals
1555-5062
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/336/120
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2015 Abdou Ndoye, Albert Dieter Ritzhaupt, Michele A Parker
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