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ERIC Number: ED233996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Evaluation: Perspectives, Practices, and Promises.
Peterson, Ken; Kauchak, Don
This report highlights major issues, techniques, and directions in the evaluation of public school teachers. The paper begins by setting a perspective on the process of, and needs for, evaluation. The main body of the report is devoted to a summary and critique of various teacher evaluation methods. A discussion is given of the efficacy of, and problems involved in, evaluating with certain techniques: (1) credentials; (2) personal characteristics; (3) student outcomes (pupil achievement); (4) classroom visits; (5) self-reports; (6) student reports; (7) peer review; (8) competency-based teacher evaluation; and (9) systematic observation. Legal issues involved in teacher evaluation are discussed in the third section. The final section of the report suggests a variety of approaches and strategies that may be combined to result in more satisfactory teacher evaluation; a bibliography is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Center for Educational Practice.