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ERIC Number: ED249662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Pages: 71
Abstractor: N/A
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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. Summary Report.
Townsend, David
This report has been prepared as a summary of an indepth study of the implementation of a policy of teacher supervision and evaluation in the secondary schools of Lethbridge (Alberta) School District No. 51. The new policy provided for the development of staff models of supervision in each school and a systemwide teacher evaluation process. The investigation 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. Following the summary of the original findings, the report presents 11 recommendations: (1) policy development should involve teachers and administrators at all stages; (2) development and implementation should occur over time, perhaps 3-5 years; (3) the essential components of supervision and evaluation models should be known prior to implementation; (4) policies should reflect current research findings; (5) inservice education should precede and accompany all stages of implementation; (6) onsite training for teachers and supervisors should be considered; (7) all available resources should be used to ensure successful implementation; (8) active, formal monitoring should accompany implementation; (9) the role of district offices needs to be reassessed; (10) policies should consider the realities of the work life of teachers and supervisors; and (11) teacher evaluation should be integrated into the overall district supervisory and evaluation processes. An eight-page bibliography is included. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada