Teacher Appraisal: A Guide to Training by Cyril Poster
Appraisal and staff development form an integral part of the range of accountability measures now operating in schools. Cyril and Doreen Poster look at the purpose of appraisal, and its importance within the context of the school "effectiveness" movement. They stress that the central concern must be the personal and professional development of the participants. Appraisal should help teachers to assess their own performance, thereby enabling them to raise the standard of what goes on in the classroom and in the school. The text contains training material, dealing in detail with classroom performance, goal-setting, the appraisal interview, interviewing skills, headteacher appraisal, the appraisal of managerial skills and the role in appraisal of governors and advisers. There are also case studies and questionnaires.