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ERIC Number: ED027635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-17
Pages: 15
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Will Teacher Militancy Make Evaluation of Teacher Performance Obsolete?
Redfern George B.
Teacher militancy and evaluation are not necessarily incompatible. Job dissatisfaction, a potent cause of militancy, will not necessarily be removed by placing the emphasis upon higher salaries, better fringe benefits, a shorter work year, lighter teaching loads, and other extrinsic rewards for job performance. Rather, as other studies have suggested, militancy may be reduced if ways are found to enable teachers to feel a sense of intrinsic worth and job fulfillment in the performance of work. This would require a new approach to evaluation such as the following five-step approach for evaluator and evaluatee: (1) Agree upon specific relevant performance objectives, (2) plan a cooperative course of action to achieve the objectives, (3) establish ways to check periodically how well daily instructional procedures are achieving results, (4) make a joint assessment of results achieved, and (5) discuss the extent of achievement and decide the followup that is called for. A climate of acceptance between teacher and administrator is essential. It is concluded, after the examination of six relevant issues, that teacher militancy will not make teacher evaluation obsolete provided that evaluation is restructured. (HW)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Assn. of School Admin. (101st, Atlantic City, N.J., Feb. 17, 1969).