Introduction. Supporting lagging schools is standard practice for countries that are leaders in international educational rankings. Modern educational organizations face a number of difficulties associated with the internal and external conditions of their work, in particular with staffing problems, which, when combined with other reasons, can lead to an increase in the risks of educational failure of students.
This research aims to analyze the causes of the teaching staff shortage and propose efficient management solutions to eliminate them.
Materials and methods. The materials used were scientific articles, monographs, Internet resources, as well as statistical data on the main indicators of the state of the teaching staff of the general education system. As the main method, a comparative analysis of modern scientific literature on the problem of teacher shortage was used.
Results. Along with the shortcomings of the state’s regulatory impact on the labor market, the situational self-determination of some applicants for teacher training universities and colleges, the lack of support for novice teachers, and the stagnation of the professional development of experienced teachers have been determined as the reasons for the teacher shortage.
It has been established that efficient personnel decisions involve a multilateral approach to solving the problem: the introduction of proper procedures for the recruitment and distribution of personnel; creating decent working conditions; financial incentives; support for teachers at the school level and career development of teachers.
An integrated approach to solving the problem of overcoming the teaching staff shortage has been determined and included the following: increasing the number of motivated applicants for teacher training universities and colleges through specialized psychological and pedagogical classes; improving the system of teacher training; implementing the Zemsky Teacher program in order to retain young professionals; retraining; implementing the networking; promoting the prestige of the teaching profession.
Conclusion. The reasons for the teaching staff shortage have been identified; an inventory of efficient and inefficient management approaches to overcome the teaching staff shortage has been performed; a comprehensive approach to solving the problem of overcoming the teaching staff shortage has been theoretically substantiated.
The implementation of only state programs and the involvement of regional and municipal executive authorities will not solve the problem of the teaching staff shortage. It is necessary to consolidate the efforts (interdepartmental interaction) of all social partners interested in vocational guidance for schoolchildren, training students, continuous education of teachers, which, along with an increase in salaries, will solve the problem and lead to the more efficient development of Russian education.
Keywords: risks of reducing the educational results of students, teaching staff shortage, management approaches to solving the staff shortage problem
For Reference: Saitbaeva, E. R., Ganaeva, E. A., & Muratova, A. A. (2022). Management approaches to solving the problem of personnel shortage in the education system. Perspektivy nauki i obrazovania – Perspectives of Science and Education, 60 (6), 735-757. doi: 10.32744/pse.2022.6.44
Information about the authors:
Elvira R. Saitbaeva (Russia, Orenburg) - Professor, Dr. Sci. (Educ.), Professor of the Department of Education Management. Orenburg State Pedagogical University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1043-2918. Scopus Author ID: 55935211700 Elena A. Ganaeva (Russia, Orenburg) - Professor, Dr. Sci. (Educ.), Head of the Department of Education Management. Orenburg State Pedagogical University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-9744-6134 Anzhelika A. Muratova (Russia, Orenburg) - Associate Professor, Head of the educational department of the Institute of Continuing Education. Orenburg State Pedagogical University. E-mail: email@example.com. ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4946-9198