American Journal of Educational Research
ISSN (Print): 2327-6126 ISSN (Online): 2327-6150 Website: http://www.sciepub.com/journal/education Editor-in-chief: Ratko Pavlović
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Special Issue "Hiring Teachers: The Issues"

A special issue of American Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 2327-6150).

Special Issue Editors

Chief Guest Editor

Dr. Nancy Maynes
Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University, Canada
Email: nancym@nipissingu.ca

Guest Editor

Dr. Blaine E. Hatt
Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University, Canada
Email: blaineh@nipissingu.ca

Special Issue Information

This special edition of the journal will aim to explore the various issues and practices being used across educational jurisdictions related to the hiring of teachers. This could include, but is not limited to: teacher preparation, interview training for teacher candidates, portfolio preparation and use, filters used by schools and school boards/districts to hire teachers, supports for new teachers, interviewer training, practicum placement contributions, preparation and selection of cooperating teacher mentors (e.g., associate teachers, master teachers, etc.) and job seeking behaviors of new teacher candidates.

While a body of work is beginning to emerge in local contexts across Canada, there are a variety of approaches being used across the world that could be explored and help uncover trends and issues related to the task of getting the best teachers actually teaching in our classrooms.

The proposed Chief Guest Editor and Guest Editor have been very active related to this area of research and have made several contacts among relevant researchers. Below is a list of related publications by these researchers:


Maynes, N. & Hatt, B. E. (2014). When the Interview is not enough: A multi-stage high impact process for hiring new teachers. Köhn, DE: Lambert Academic Press.

Maynes, N. & Sharpe, G. (2013). Ten things you need to know before you interview for a teaching job. Indiana: Xlibris Publishers.

Maynes, N., Hatt, B. E., & Mottonen, A-L. (submitted January 5, 2018). Employment seeking behaviours among newly certified Ontario teachers. Canadian Journal of Education.

Hatt, B. E., Maynes, N. & Kmiec, J. (2015). What’s wrong with getting teacher hiring right?. In N. Maynes & B. E. Hatt (Eds.) The Complexity of Hiring, Supporting, and Retaining New Teachers in Canada. (pp. 179-194). Canadian Association for Teacher Education/Association canadienne pour la formation à l’enseignement.

Holdsworth, S. & Maynes, N. (2017). But what if I fail? A meta-synthetic study of the conditions supporting teacher innovation. Canadian Journal of Education, 40(4), 665-703.

Maynes, N., & Hatt, B. E. (2015). Conceptualizing how mature teachers can influence students’ growth in learning, Brock Education Journal, 24(2), 4-19.

Special Issue Topics

About the issue

The topics to be covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • • teacher preparation
  • • interview training for teacher candidates
  • • portfolio preparation and use
  • • filters used by schools and school boards/districts to hire teachers supports for new teachers
  • • interviewer training
  • • practicum placement contributions
  • • preparation and selection of cooperating teacher mentors (e.g., associate teachers, master teachers, etc.)
  • • job seeking behaviors of new teacher candidates

Import Dates & Submit

Important dates

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: March, 31, 2019
Final Version Due: May 15, 2019
Special Issue Publishing Date: June 30, 2019

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Dr. Nancy Maynes at the address: <nancym@nipissingu.ca>