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Improving School Effectiveness through Reform of Teacher Selection Practices and Collegial Observation of Classroom Performance [microform] / Thomas I. Ellis and Others
Bib ID 5479052
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Ellis, Thomas I
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
21 p. 

Two issues that bear directly on the proficiency of teachers are teacher selection and teacher supervision. A theme common to both issues is that the key to attracting and retaining capable teachers lies in a transformation of teachers' work environment--replacing the bureaucratic model of schooling with the professional model. That transformation can be effected with the help of competent selection and supervision practices. The first part of this report summarizes pioneering studies that have examined the teacher selection process in school districts. It also explores support systems for beginning teachers and the role of school organizational structures in encouraging capable young teachers to remain in the profession. The second part of the report discusses collegial observation and feedback as a means of bringing quality instructional leadership to schools. Instructional leadership can be a collective activity, drawing on the strengths and expertise of more persons than just the principal. The report examines why such observation and feedback is difficult. It also considers some of the benefits of and approaches to collegial observation and feedback. A reference list is included. (PS)


Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: NIE-P-85-0008.

ERIC Note: In: Trends and Issues in Education, 1986 (see UD 025 435).

Educational level discussed: Elementary Secondary Education.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Classroom Observation Techniques.  |  Competence.  |  Educational Improvement.  |  Educational Trends.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Excellence in Education.  |  Instructional Leadership.  |  Interprofessional Relationship.  |  Peer Evaluation.  |  Predictor Variables.  |  School Administration.  |  Teacher Administrator Relationship.  |  Teacher Effectiveness.  |  Teacher Evaluation.  |  Teacher Improvement.  |  Teacher Persistence.  |  Teacher Selection.  |  Teacher Supervision.  |  Teaching Experience.  |  Collegial Supervision
Form/genre ERIC Publications.
Other authors/contributors ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management
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