ERIC Number: ED302942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
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Differences in Attitudes toward Post Evaluation Conferences for Proficient and Nonproficient Teachers in Mississippi.
Amos, Arlene T.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to determine whether there were significant differences in the mean attitudinal scores of 285 teachers who met proficiency or did not meet proficiency as they entered their postevaluative conference with principals. Proficiency was assessed by principals completing classroom visitations utilizing the Mississippi Teacher Assessment Instrument. A total of 255 teachers met proficiency and 30 did not. In an ex post facto study, the researcher collected data that included information about the environment, the attitudes and behaviors of the principal, the total supervisory rating scale, gender, race, age, level of preparation, and teaching position of the participants. Findings indicated that teachers' assessment by principals prior to their conference greatly affects teachers' conference attitudes and their perceptions of the principal's attitude and behavior. In addition, older teachers, above the age of 54, had a more positive attitude toward the conferences than teachers under 30. This paper concludes that principals need to have postevaluative conferences with teachers in order to minimize the negative attitudes of younger teachers prior to and following such encounters. (JAM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Association (Louisville, KY, November 8-11, 1988).