International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2012, Vol. 8(2) 6-24

Classroom Performance Evaluation: Stages and Perspectives For Professional Development of Secondary Teachers in Vietnam

Huy Q. Pham, & Stacey B. Roberts

pp. 6 - 24   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2012.051

Published online: June 15, 2012  |   Number of Views: 2  |  Number of Download: 18


Abstract

This study examined classroom performance evaluation of secondary teachers in Vietnam. Specially, it sought to determine the possibility of applying supervision into the evaluation for teaching development. Data were collected from interviews with 34 (n=34) participants: ten evaluators and 24 teachers in different school contexts: rural areas, towns, and cities. Data showed considerable impacts: (a) more favorableness on ‗evaluation conference‘ and ‗post-conference analysis‘ among stages, (b) the high appreciation on open discussions—being willing to share ideas co-existing differences in favorableness of feedback of strengths; and (c) being ready to give or receive appropriate feedback while keeping own ideas for a win-win strategy due to the barrier of the perceived power differential. Suggestions were on more emphasis on classroom performance—discussions before and after class classroom observation rather than inspecting teaching dossiers and on feasible strategies for teacher development—supervision     should     be     referred—rather     than     executing  the ‗bureaucratic‘  procedure.

Keywords: classroom performance, evaluation, secondary teachers, professional development.


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Pham, H.Q. & Roberts, S.B. (2012). Classroom Performance Evaluation: Stages and Perspectives For Professional Development of Secondary Teachers in Vietnam . International Journal of Progressive Education, 8(2), 6-24.

Harvard
Pham, H. and Roberts, S. (2012). Classroom Performance Evaluation: Stages and Perspectives For Professional Development of Secondary Teachers in Vietnam . International Journal of Progressive Education, 8(2), pp. 6-24.

Chicago 16th edition
Pham, Huy Q. and Stacey B. Roberts (2012). "Classroom Performance Evaluation: Stages and Perspectives For Professional Development of Secondary Teachers in Vietnam ". International Journal of Progressive Education 8 (2):6-24.

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