ERIC Number: ED325471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
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Collegial Appraisal for the Enhancement of Pupil Learning.
It is argued that current views of teaching as delivering curriculum underestimate the nature of teaching and imply simplistic views of human learning. The current vogue for teacher appraisal, which stresses a managerial approach, assumes that teaching is relatively easily quantified and measured, and it overlooks the value-laden nature of views on teaching. An alternative approach to appraisal stresses collegiality, focusing on complex human learning, particularly problem solving. Because teaching is a complex, value-laden, and theoretically based activity, appraisal should be collegial, with teachers cooperating in mutual pedegogical development. Appraisal should not be managerial and imposed from outside. An approach with practicing teachers working along these lines with a university school of education is described and analyzed. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at a Conference of the British Educational Research Association on "Appraising Appraisal" (1966).