||The study aims to explore the current conditions of teachers’ attitudes toward teachers’ professional evaluation in Kaohsiung junior high schools, and to apply the results of the study to provide suggestions to be references in the future.|
The study was conducted by means of questionnaire survey with “Questionnaire on “Teachers’ Attitudes toward Teacher Evaluation in Kaohsiung Junior High Schools.” 600 teachers were randomly sampled from 34 public junior high schools in Kaohsiung County and Kaohsiung City. Among the collected questionnaires, 529 were valid, yielding a return rate of 88%. The collected data was analyzed by statistical methods, including mean, Standard Deviation, t-Test, one-way ANOVA.
Based on the analyzed results, the followings were concluded:
1. The evaluation purposes are to help teachers improve their teaching approach and
promote their professional development. The teachers of different positions and school locations have different opinions about the evaluation purposes.
2. The best evaluation method is self-evaluations by the teachers themselves. The teachers of different teaching course subjects, years of expericences, and positions have significant difference on the evaluation method.
3. The best criteria of teacher evaluation is “study and learning”. The teachers of different background have different opinions about the criteria of teacher evaluation.
4. The best methods of evaluation data collection are from class observations and using the teacher self-evaluation sheets. The teachers of different teaching course subjects, years of experiences, and positions have different opinions about the methods of evaluation data collection.
5. An ideal application of evaluation results is to provide teachers with a mean of improving themselves. The teachers of different positions and school locations have significant difference on the application of evaluation results.
According to the conclusions mentioned above, a number of suggestions were proposed to the educational authorities, teacher training institutions, junior high school teachers and future educational researchers.