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ERIC Number: EJ885501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 78
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
Empowering a Profession: Rethinking the Roles of Administrative Evaluation and Instructional Supervision in Improving Teacher Quality
Pajak, Edward; Arrington, Angelique
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v103 n1 p228-252 Apr 2004
In the complex environment of 21st-century public education, a consensus has emerged among policymakers, researchers, and educational practitioners that the single most important factor contributing to student learning is the quality of teaching. Calls for evidence of a more effective teacher workforce from policymakers, federal agencies, state departments of education, and local school districts have resulted in a trend of increasingly stringent accountability measures. In this chapter, the authors first look at the history of administrative evaluation and instructional supervision within education. Then they review the current context of teacher accountability and the present uses of administrative evaluation and instructional supervision in efforts to improve teacher quality. They offer recommendations on how to empower the teaching profession. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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