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ERIC Number: ED475709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 31
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Action Research and Teacher Performance Appraisal.
Black, Cheryl
A new teacher appraisal process involving 5 competencies and 163 indicators has been devised by the Provincial Government of Ontario, Canada. Principals are being held responsible for the appraisals, and the competencies and indicators are being imposed on professional practice. This paper suggests that a better approach to professional growth could be developed within the structure of the imposed approach by focusing on the values-based desires of educators to influence improvements in students learning. The approach is focused on the embodies knowledge carried in what teachers are doing as educators. It assumes that each can make a contribution to the professional knowledge base by creating his or her own living educational theory in inquiries of this kind: How can I improve my practice here? (J. Whitehead, 1989). It includes the embodies values of educators, the capacity for knowledge-creation in a cyclic, self-reflection model of action research, and personal responsibility for professional growth. (Contains 29 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada