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ERIC Number: EJ819002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
The 360[degree] Evaluation in an Educational Setting
Tobin, Mary Beth Claus
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n184 p56-59 Nov-Dec 2008
The 360[degree] evaluation process is a process that gathers feedback from each area of one's work life. Evaluations are done by one's superiors, colleagues, and direct reports. For a teacher, the list of contributors would include parents, coworkers, directors, consultants, board members, and other members of the school community. In other words, feedback from all levels of the organization is collected, organized, and presented to the employee, essentially giving a full 360[degree] view of one's performance. This type of evaluation, which can be used either as a performance appraisal tool or as a developmental tool, encourages a diverse view of strengths, barriers, and areas of improvement. It is essential that one recognizes that the unveiling of this approach, as with any performance measurement tool, may be met with fear, trepidation, reluctance, uncertainty and--from some--distrust. (Contains 1 resource and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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