5/25/2010

To improve the quality of teaching, teacher evaluations must be reformed, writes Ben Jensen, director of the school-education program at the Grattan Institute in Australia. The institute recently surveyed teachers to discover what suggestions they have to improve the evaluations. According to the results, teachers want evaluations that reward quality teaching and addresses those who are struggling, Jensen writes. Of those surveyed, 8% said they believed they would receive recognition if their teaching improved, and 91% said the best teachers do not receive the most recognition.

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