ERIC Number: ED173443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Evaluation: Organizational Maintenance Versus Stimulation of Improved Teaching Performance. The New Mexico Principalship Study.
Wood, Carolyn J.; Pohland, Paul A.
Teacher evaluation procedures appear to focus on organizational maintenance aspects more heavily than on helping teachers improve their teaching performance. This conclusion was reached after a content analysis of teacher evaluation instruments used in New Mexico schools. Items focusing on the instructional role constituted only 28% of the items in the rating scale instruments. Other factors used in teacher evaluations included personal characteristics (30%); administrator/manager role (14%); social role (12%); professional role (7%); organizational membership role (7%); and student achievement (1%). The results also suggested that organizational conservatism and stability, rather than change, appear to be highly valued. From a supplementary analysis of teacher evaluation instruments dating from the turn of the centruy to the present, it was concluded that the secondary emphasis on instructional role has been a persistent characteristic of teacher evaluation over the years. (MH)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Instructional Improvement, Noninstructional Responsibility, Rating Scales, Research Reports, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New Mexico
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (63rd, San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)