Recap of Events: A few weeks ago we collected posts to our forum and organized them on the ISR web site. These posts had one thread in common; they reflected teachers’ candid views on the current international teaching-candidate shortage.
In our newsletter which followed, we invited ISR readers to review the posts taken from the forum and send us their reaction. We were particularly interested in learning about what is causing the low number of candidates attending recruiting fairs. In response to our invitation, ISR readers sent a wealth of ideas explaining the lack of available candidates. Read their comments here.
With the comments posted on the site, we next invited teachers to review and respond to a survey asking for a solution to the dwindling candidate pool. Read their solutions here.
Finally, with all this information organized on the web site, we invited ISS, Search, TIE, AISH, COIS, and more, to review teachers’ comments and, if so motivated, share with the international teaching community their interpretation of the situation and any solution they may have in the works.
Below is the letter we emailed recruiters on May 28, 2008. We received a very positive response from recruiters on 6-3-2008