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ERIC Number: ED449219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Appraisal of Teachers: Who Appraises Whom and Does It Matter?
Chow, Alan Ping-yan; Wong, Edwin King-por; Yeung, Alexander Sheesing; Mo, Kim Wan
Elementary school teachers in Hong Kong (n=527) responded to survey items about formative outcomes, summative outcomes, perceived purposes of appraisal, overall effectiveness of appraisal, and summative purposes such as promotion and dismissal of staff. Principal components analysis and confirmatory analysis yielded the two a priori outcome factors, each of which was significantly correlated with perceived overall effectiveness of appraisal. When analyzed separately, analysis of variance found that senior teachers appraised by the school principal (SP group) had a stronger sense of the formative purpose of appraisal than teachers appraised by senior staff (TS group), while the TS group had the weakest sense of the promotion purposes. Teachers appraised by the principal (TP group) had a strong perception of the dismissal purpose than the TS group. The TS group was more favorable toward the competence of their appraisers than the TP group. Although the three groups did not differ in their perceptions of formative outcomes, summative outcomes, or the overall effectiveness of teacher appraisal, the appraiser-appraisee combination did make a significant difference in teacher perceptions of the purposes and appropriateness of the appraisal. An appendix contains a list of the survey items. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables, and 33 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong