ERIC Number: EJ924136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
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Stimulating Professional Learning through Teacher Evaluation: An Impossible Task for the School Leader?
Tuytens, Melissa; Devos, Geert
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n5 p891-899 Jul 2011
Providing effective feedback through teacher evaluation is a complex task for the school leader. Many authors state that teacher evaluation does not contribute to teachers' professional learning. Few studies focus on the specific leadership variables that contribute to effective teacher evaluation. This study explores the importance of transformational and instructional leadership for the feedback utility and teachers' professional learning. The results of regression and path analyses showed that leadership directly influences the feedback utility and indirectly influences teachers' professional learning. This study demonstrates the importance of school leadership for effective teacher evaluation and highlights its usefulness for teachers' professional learning.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Instructional Leadership, Teacher Evaluation, School Administration, Influences, Transformational Leadership, Path Analysis, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Administrator Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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IES Cited: ED561139; ED565633