Management implications of teacher self-assessment

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. K.P. Dzivimbo en_US
dc.contributor.author Mokgojoa, Phillip
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-13T07:03:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-13T07:03:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-13
dc.date.submitted 1996
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/7724
dc.description M.Ed. en_US
dc.description.abstract South Africa is entering a period of dramatic change in the way schools are run. New legislation is pointing South Africa strongly in the direction of a new school based system of management. On the other hand, various pilot studies are being conducted in some schools so as to investigate the correct assessment criteria which can be implemented successfully for the improvement of quality education. The problem is that the traditional assessment criteria which has been implemented by principals is being criticised by some teachers unions in such a way that in some black schools, the teachers' workbooks are no longer submitted to the administrators for evaluation. As this study examines the management implications of teacher self-assessment, the majority of teachers agree that the latter is helpful in the identifications of their strengths and weaknesses so that some rectifications of mistakes can be made. In this regard, the purpose of this study is to encourage teachers to participate in the school management so that the standard of education can improve. However, the researcher has discovered that the success of selfassessment depends on the teachers' commitment and honesty. Furthermore, the implementation of self-assessment can be achieved if teachers are satisfied with their needs in the school situation. In this regard, if the school is democratically managed, teachers can be easily motivated to'assess themselves because they are free to express themselves. Additionally, teachers can succeed in assessing themselves if communication and relationship are good among all stakeholders in the school situation. Never-the-less, sound self-assessment requires teachers who are willing to participate and who are capable of using assessment information in planning instructions. In this study, it has been highlighted that although self-assessment is regarded as the best management tool in improving the teachers' teaching skills for better performance, it is not formally and structurally implemented in most schools. Therefore, it is very significant that principals should play a major role in encouraging teachers to implement self-assessment by organising in-service training in which they will be advised how they can succeed in implementing it. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Teacher participation in administration - South Africa. en_US
dc.subject School management and organization - South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Educational change - South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Teachers - Self-rating of en_US
dc.subject Politics and education - South Africa en_US
dc.title Management implications of teacher self-assessment en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

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