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ERIC Number: ED249661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Pages: 230
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Teacher Evaluation in Secondary Schools: The First Year of Implementation of a Policy of Teacher Supervision and Evaluation in the Five Secondary Schools of Lethbridge School District No. 51. Final Report.
Townsend, David
This research project was undertaken to investigate, analyze, and document the process of implementing a new policy of teacher supervision and evaluation in the five secondary schools of Lethbridge (Alberta) School District No. 51. The study focused on (1) critical stages in the implementation process; (2) supervisory behavior and supervisory styles; (3) teacher attitudes, behaviors, and levels of performance; (4) adaptations of the models as a result of implementation; (5) cycles of supervision and evaluation; (6) students' perceptions; and (7) potentially useful guiding principles. A total of 117 teachers and 16 administrators participated by filling out questionnaires and survey forms at the beginning and end of the year, undergoing obsevation of teaching and of supervisory conferences, and taking part in interviews. Analysis of survey data showed that both teachers and supervisors perceived improvements in supervisory behavior, while supervisors' reports and observation indicated that teachers showed improvement in classroom management, planning, and attention to individual students. Both teachers and supervisors reported what they liked and disliked about the new policy, and as a result of this feedback, aspects were modified. Results indicate that regular supervision of teachers has been fairly successful, though teachers and supervisors both indentified the need for more training and more involvement of district office personnel. A bibliography is included, along with nine appendixes that comprise the text of the new policy and the survey instruments used in the investigation. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning Services Branch.
Identifiers: Canada; Lethbridge School District (Canada)
Note: For Summary Report, see EA 017 262.