The evaluation of teacher performance is a hot topic worldwide. Evaluating a classroom teacher is one of the most debatable issues among educators, politicians, policy makers, business leaders, community activists and parents. The evaluation of the teachers can be defined as a mechanism aiming to enhance teachers' instructional and management practices in the classroom by using methods to judge their performance based on specific standards that will be reflected on their promotion and job retention. In general terms, teachers are mainly evaluated on the basis of their classroom management, instructional abilities, selection of classroom resources, knowledge of subject, communication skills, professional behaviors, students' skills acquisition, organizational skills, and personal attributes.


International & Comparative Education Department

Degree Name

MA in International & Comparative Education

Graduation Date

Spring 5-19-2012

Submission Date

January 2013

First Advisor

Purinton, Ted

Second Advisor


Third Advisor


Committee Member 1

Norman, Peggy

Committee Member 2

Rossman-Joyce, Stacie

Committee Member 3



84 p.

Document Type

Master's Thesis


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