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ERIC Number: EJ1150398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-0100
Teacher Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Teacher Appraisal in Botswana
Monyatsi, Pedzani; Steyn, Trudie; Kamper, Gerrit
South African Journal of Education, v26 n3 p427-441 2006
The major aim of teacher appraisal is to develop teachers in order to improve their delivery in schools. The effectiveness of the process of teacher appraisal is, however, dependent on the perceptions of the teachers themselves. Since the expansion of the education system of Botswana in the 1970s and 1980s, as a result of the cardinal reforms, there has been concern about quality. One of the quality assurance measures introduced was teacher appraisal. The current teacher appraisal scheme in Botswana was introduced in 1992 as a non-threatening, valid, and extensive system to develop the individual and the school. In this article we address the following question: What are teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of the current system of teacher appraisal as practised in Botswana secondary schools? Both quantitative and qualitative methods of research were employed to address the question. The teachers' perceptions of the effectiveness of their appraisal are categorised according to the following key terms: teacher performance; motivation of teachers; working relationships; teacher training on appraisal; "an axe ready to chop teachers"; and "no purpose" .
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana
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