publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

The influence of school leadership on teachers’ perception of teacher evaluation policy

Melissa Tuytens; Geert Devos;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2010 Journal: Educational Studies, volume 36, pages 521-536 (issn: 0305-5698, eissn: 1465-3400, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
The understanding of teachers' perception of new educational policy is crucial since this perception shapes the policy's implementation. However, quantitative research in this area is scarce. This article draws on empirical data to investigate whether the school leader might influence his teachers' perception of the new teacher evaluation policy. The conceptualisation of teachers' perception consists of three policy characteristics: practicality, need and clarifying function. Our results indicate that school leadership influences teachers' policy perception. More specifically, the structure a school leader provides in a school and the amount of trust teachers ha...
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free text keywords: Education, Social Sciences, JOB-SATISFACTION, COMMITMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, PERSPECTIVE, REFORM, FIT, teachers' perception, educational policy, school leadership, teacher evaluation, Pedagogy, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Empirical data, Job satisfaction, Educational leadership, Distributed leadership, Accountability, Instructional leadership, Psychology, Evaluation policy
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