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Accountable
Teacher
Evaluation
U.S.A. Review by
Alexander Thomson
Assistant Professor of
Science & History at
Schoolcraft College  
in Livonia, Michigan,
USA
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"Andrews brings a  
wealth of knowledge
and research to bear
on the topic of faculty
evaluation and is
determined
to use the
resources to create
better evaluation
practices.  
A
ccountable Teacher  
Evaluation
is an
excellent  resource  
for faculty and  
administrators  
working to
construct
meaningful
teaching
evaluations.

This book is well
organized, carefully
researched, and
    
highly     
recommended
 


There are
over 100 court
supported teacher
terminations for 'cause'
summarized in this
important
book.
 

     





    Accountable Teacher Evaluation
 The Australian College of Teachers     
               by Tracey Griggs

     "Dr. Andrews has extensively published on the
 
  topic of  teacher  evaluation, as he strongly
  
 believes in improved  instruction  for school  
 
  students. His writing covers teacher evaluation from
 
  University to early childhood education.

      Australian   educators   can   find   very   helpful
 
  Information, which they could adapt  to local
  
 situations.  There are lots of tips about what is
  
 quality teaching, how supervisors of teachers can
  
 improve their performance, details on methods to
 
  assist poorly performing teachers and sample
  
 evaluation forms.

     Well  worth  the  read  given  the  current political
  
 and media debate about teaching and teachers."
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The Journal of Educational Administration
                  by Louis Volante   
    "Imagine two children,  Jane and Susan,  who both
  attended the same school from kindergarten to grade
 
 12.  Both students have similar abilities, came from
  the same neighborhood, and have similar
  socioeconomic backgrounds and ethnicity.

     Given these similarities, one would naturally
 
 assume that their scholastic achievement would be
  roughly equivalent.  Yet Jane's progress seems to
  have been thwarted by poor instruction from
 
 ineffective teachers.  

   It is from this background that Hans Andrews builds
  his case for Accountable Teacher Evaluation. This
 
 book is a must read for any administrator who is
  interested in improving the quality of instruction
 
 within their school or college.



















Highest Compliment
for this Book!
Probably the highest
compliment that can be
given to a book that is
both non-fiction and
essentially a  report of
practice is that it is
useful.
This book
is useful
.  But it is also
easy to read and quite
understandable.  
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The
TENURE MYTH !

There is a widespread
myth that teachers
cannot   
be terminated for
poor teaching.


Accountable Teacher
Evaluation,
provides
documentation from
research of court cases
across the  
U.S. that
if administrators
properly document
'incompetence' or
'moral deviation',
that tenured
teachers, indeed,
can be and are
terminated.  
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Termination is presented
as a last
resort after remediation
efforts
and
appropriate time allowed
for such
remediation have
failed to improve the
teacher in areas
documented needing
improvement.








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