TEACHER EVALUATION AND THE ‘HAND OF HISTORY’

CAROLYN J. WOOD (Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration, University of New Mexico. An earlier version of their paper was presented to the AERA Annual Meeting in San Fransicso in 1979, under the title ‘Principal as Evaluator’)
PAUL A. POHLAND (Professor, Department of Educational Administration, University of New Mexico. An earlier version of their paper was presented to the AERA Annual Meeting in San Fransicso in 1979, under the title ‘Principal as Evaluator’)

Journal of Educational Administration

ISSN: 0957-8234

Publication date: 1 February 1983

Abstract

Using content analysis, the authors examine the purposes of teacher evaluation in relation to the content items on which teachers are assessed and engage in a comparative analysis of teacher evaluation practices in the U.S.A. from three points in time. The overall findings suggest a disparity between the philosophy of teacher evaluation as a mechanism for improving teaching and the practice of teacher evaluation as a tool for administrative decision making, a disparity heavily weighted in favour of the latter. The authors provide evidence that this disparity is historically rooted and likely to endure.

Citation

WOOD, C.J. and POHLAND, P.A. (1983), "TEACHER EVALUATION AND THE ‘HAND OF HISTORY’", Journal of Educational Administration, Vol. 21 No. 2, pp. 169-181. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb009876

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