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ERIC Number: EJ828196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4279
Performance Management--Motivating and Developing Good Teachers? The Experiences of Teachers in a Small Special School
Isherwood, Mary; Johnson, Heather; Brundrett, Mark
Education 3-13, v35 n1 p71-81 Feb 2007
In 1998, when "Teachers--meeting the challenge of change" was published by the English Department for Education and Skills (DfES), one of the most fundamental reforms of the teaching profession was initiated--performance management. In 2005, all schools became subject to "Light Touch Validation" of their performance management policy and procedures. At this significant time, this investigation seeks to explore the views and experiences of teachers in the first-named author's own school, which is a small special school. The author critically investigates the premise of performance management as promoted by the DfES and notes that the emerging literature on the topic focuses strongly on "mainstream" schools where many of the research investigations have proved to be sceptical about the initiative. In contrast, through a survey and documentary analysis the author investigates the views and experiences of teachers in her own school and discovers a largely positive view and experience of performance management.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England)