Teacher Evaluation: The Charge and the Challenges (Counterpoints #455) (Hardcover)

Teacher Evaluation: The Charge and the Challenges (Counterpoints #455) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Kate O'Hara (Editor) Cover Image
By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Kate O'Hara (Editor)
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This is book number 455 in the Counterpoints series.


The evaluation of teachers is at the forefront of national discussion, with the divide on the topic growing increasingly deeper. Teachers are under attack, in a war waged from the top down, complete with private entities, standardization, and a limited view of what it means to be good or effective . In both teacher preparation programs and in our public schools, teachers entering the profession and practicing in classrooms face evaluation measures that are biased, unreliable, and reliant upon quantitative outcomes. Teacher Evaluation: The Charge and the Challenges aims to talk back to the national rhetoric about teacher evaluation and accountability measures, with a call for all educators, policy makers, activists, scholars, and reformers to engage in critical dialogue and democratic practices.

About the Author

Kate E. O'Hara, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Education at New York Institute of Technology and also an independent curriculum designer and instructional technology specialist. Her scholarship focuses on teacher education in relation to contexts of power, oppression, and social justice as well as the effective use of technology by both teachers and students to develop literacies and enact a critical pedagogy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433123559
ISBN-10: 143312355X
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: November 24th, 2014
Pages: 212
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints