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Arar, Khalid; Oplatka, Izhar – Studies in Educational Evaluation, 2011
This paper addresses perceptions and applications of teacher evaluation by Arab elementary school principals. Analysis of semi-structured interviews with fourteen Arab principals showed that most of the principals identified teacher evaluation as a strategy to improve teaching and learning levels and consequently to improve students' achievements.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Utilization, Politics of Education
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Oplatka, Izhar – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2010
Purpose: To fill the gap in theoretical and empirical knowledge on late career in principalship, the aim of this study was to explore the career experiences, needs, and behaviors of principals at this stage. Research method: Life history and semistructured interviews were conducted with 20 late-career principals, 20 schoolteachers, and 10…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Leadership Styles, Principals, Administrator Behavior