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ERIC Number: EJ864688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Teacher Self-Evaluation and Power
Towndrow, Phillip A.; Tan, Kelvin
Teacher Development, v13 n3 p285-295 Aug 2009
Positive claims are made for the adoption of practices that permit greater levels of involvement in teacher appraisals. The assumption is that when teachers are more involved in observing and evaluating their teaching, corresponding increases in empowerment and autonomy occur as a direct result. This paper challenges this claim by arguing that teacher empowerment is much more complex when the nature of power is considered from three contrasting perspectives (sovereign, epistemological and disciplinary). Each notion of power is used to explain how power is exercised in self-evaluation practices in ways that either enhance or curb teacher empowerment and development. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A