Teachers Can be Fired!: The Quest for Quality : a Handbook for Practitioners in Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools and Community Colleges

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Open Court Publishing, 1995 - Education - 270 pages
What if excellent teaching were guaranteed in every classroom? Teachers Can Be Fired! is an essential guide for anyone who is serious about making that possibility a reality. Dr. Andrews explains how the Total Quality Management movement, so successful in business and industry, can be applied to the most important element in the schools--teachers. He argues persuasively for heavy reliance on supervisory/administrative evaluation practices as the most legally defensible and helpful system.
 

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Contents

Shortcomings of Student and Peer Evaluation Systems
17
Developing Faculty Union Support for Administrative
33
Defining Effective Teaching and Setting Quality Standards
43
Defining Effective Evaluators and Developing the Evaluation
61
Converting Quality Standards into an Evaluation Tool
75
From Formative
91
Who Wants It? Who Needs It?
107
Objectives Outcomes and Types of Merit Recognition Plans
123
NonTenured and Tenured Faculty Terminations
161
The Dismissal of a Tenured Instructor
179
Major Growth and Major Neglect
189
Where Do They Fit In?
197
Quality Teaching in Every Classroom
215
APPENDIX
237
Bibliography
247
Index
263

Progressive Remediation as Formative Evaluation
137
Moving Beyond Lip Service in PostTenure Evaluation
151

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