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ERIC Number: ED413307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Peer Observations and Promoting Teacher Tenure Recommendations.
Martocci, Amy
A survey concerning peer observations of non-tenured teachers was administered in the Clarkston Public School District (Michigan). The goal was to obtain opinions about retaining peers to observe non-tenured teachers in the tenure receiving process. Of the 150 principals, tenured teachers, and non-tenured teachers surveyed, 86 responded. The results were compared differentiating between principals, tenured teachers, and non-tenured teachers, and then compared together as a whole. The data indicate that a majority of the respondents believe that principals do not have sufficient time to devote to comprehensive assessment of new teachers, thus rendering one-person observations and evaluations inadequate. The majority of respondents prefer a collective approach (peer observations), which entails a multidisciplinary approach to tenure evaluation that is fair, balanced, and instructional with a reduced tendency for bias. The Peer Observation Survey is appended. (Contains 5 tables noting comments and 12 references). (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan