ERIC Number: EJ745558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Reference Count: 22
A Thoughtful Approach to Teacher Evaluation
Goldstein, Jennifer; Noguera, Pedro A.
Educational Leadership, v63 n6 p31-37 Mar 2006
Peer assistance and review (PAR) reduces the burden on principals, the isolation of the classroom teacher, and sometimes even the antagonism and hostility between labor and management by involving teachers in the formal evaluation of other teachers and making them responsible for employment recommendations. Coaches who have been identified for their excellence in teaching and mentoring support new teachers as well as veterans experiencing difficulty in their teaching. Findings from a recent study of an urban school district in California that implemented the program suggest that PAR creates time for teacher support and evaluation, links professional development and evaluation, increases the transparency of the evaluation process, fosters a district/union partnership, and leads to greater confidence and accuracy in teacher evaluation.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Teacher Evaluation, Peer Evaluation, Faculty Development, Instructional Leadership, Educational Legislation, Principals
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: California