Improving the teacher’s evaluation methods and tools in Abu Dhabi schools-Case study
Al Bustami, Ghanem
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The purpose of this study was to find new tools and methods to evaluate teachers' performance rather than the traditional tools and methods used recently and may not be satisfy and fair to the teachers' efforts in their contribution and teaching. A qualitative method as long as conducting several workshops used in this study to collect data. The sample includes 5 supervisors, 5 principals and 10 teachers working in Abu Dhabi schools. Interviews, group discussion and documents review used in data collecting and analyzed in order of trying to find a fair and comprehensive methods for teachers evaluation that would play a vital role in turn to guarantee better teacher performance and therefore high student academic achievements. The results and finding indicates that the recent tools and methods need to improve to cover the components of teaching as process and effectiveness, teachers performance including the international standards-based evaluation of practices, evidence of teachers contributions to their colleagues, schools and students learning, and need to consider teachers professional development and personal improvements as a part of teachers quality same as teaching quality.