ERIC Number: EJ1170820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Responses to Including Parents in Teacher Evaluation Policy: A Critical Policy Analysis
Fernández, Erica; LeChasseur, Kimberly; Donaldson, Morgaen L.
Journal of Education Policy, v33 n3 p398-413 2018
The intersection of development in family and school settings has been well established and education policies have begun to promote ways to bridge the two contexts (i.e. teacher evaluations). For this manuscript, authors focus on how teachers and principals used a state educator evaluation policy to position parents as authorities on education. We utilize a Critical Policy Analysis and provide findings based on a study of 12 districts implementing a new teacher evaluation policy in Connecticut. Directionality of the strategies used to implement the policy surfaced as having implications for how much authority districts and schools granted to parents. These findings yield lessons and questions for teachers regarding practice and how they may be asked to participate in policies that measure its value.
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Parent Participation, Policy Analysis, State Policy, Program Implementation, Parent Role, Qualitative Research, Educational Quality, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Administration, Educational Practices, Interviews, Focus Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut