Date of Award

5-1-1998

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ed.D.

Department

Department of Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Dr. Ogbu Agbaru

Abstract

The research examined the relationship between five independent variables related to teacher evaluation (teachers' self reported attributes, perceptions of the evaluator, evaluation procedures, evaluation feedback, and the contexts of evaluation) and three dependent variables (participation in professional development, attending educational conferences, and accountability and growth). The theoretical framework led to the establishment of fifteen hypotheses which were analyzed using a Pearson r correlation statistical procedure. Seventy educators from a large urban school district were selected using a cluster sampling technique. They were given an instrument which provided the data for the study. Eleven of the fifteen hypotheses were rejected, which indicated that significant relationships exist between teachers' perceptions of evaluation and professional outcomes. The findings, implications, conclusions, and recommendations will be of extreme help to administrators and supervisors who seek to find ways to improve teacher professionalism through evaluation.

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