ERIC Number: ED201600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Giving an Account. Part II. An Unsuccessful Evaluation. Teachers As Evaluators Project.
Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra (Australia).
A description and analysis of an unsuccessful secondary school evaluation in Australia is presented. The idea of a review originated with the vice principal and was received by the staff with minimal enthusiasm. Following the review, the staff agreed that nothing had been accomplished, and the reasons for the failure are summarized in this report. Due to inadequate preparation in terms of the review's purpose, the staff lost interest in the project. The noninvolvement of the principal, and the failure of the overseeing body to provide feedback, also were cited as contributing to the lack of success. The failure to provide a definite time scale for the various evaluation activities was a weakness, as was the nonavailability of a time allotment for the organizing committee. A clear delineation of evaluation goals was not made, and the total support of the staff was not sought. The failure of the vice principal to guarantee that the review's results would determine future policy was seen as a basic weakness in the project. A copy of the school review instrument is appended. (JD)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs, Feedback, Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Interaction, Interpersonal Competence, Needs Assessment, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra (Australia).
Note: For related document, see SP 017 715.