Overcoming the Challenges of Recruitment and Retention of Quality Teachers in Private Colleges of Pakistan
Private Colleges face enormous challenges to hire and retain quality teachers for the better students’ learning outcomes. To overcome, such challenges various strategies are employed by the college management. Current study is an effort to investigate the strategies adopted by the college management in the recruitment and retention of quality teachers. The context of the study was two Private Colleges of Karachi, Pakistan. Research design employed to carry out this study was Sequential mixed method exploratory case study. Two Semi-structured interviews were conducted of the selected college principals. Survey questionnaires were administered to the college teachers. Qualitative data was analyzed through content analysis and quantitative data was analyzed through an online web application.
The strategies adopted for the recruitment were vacancy announcement in the newspapers and the usage of personal contacts. For quality teachers’ retention support system provision, professional development opportunities, provision of benefits and facility were found effective strategies employed by the college management.
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