ERIC Number: ED086647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Evaluation - A Teacher Unionist's View.
The need for a revision of teacher evaluation standards is made clear, not only from the change in our society over the past 10 years but also from the new political and social demands placed on our school systems. Administrators, principals, and school officials are all experiencing this need for improving teacher evaluation. Because of collective bargaining, the teachers themselves are voicing their opinions on the need for change. The replacement of the existing subjective evaluation methods for both probationary and tenured teachers is the only recourse left for the improvement of our school systems. Some suggestions for revision of these evaluation methods include a) improvement of preservice teacher preparation programs with the emphasis on performance rating and field experience, b) greater involvement of experienced teachers in teacher education programs, c) refinement of teacher selection procedures through follow-up studies prepared by the school systems, and d) revision of certification and licensing exams to provide more objective tests for selection. (A four-item bibliography is presented.) (BRB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Research, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement
Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Note: Oversized document; actual page count is 8p.