Evaluative relationships: teacher accountability and professional culture

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Abstract

Research on recently adopted methods for teacher evaluation are largely focused on issues of validity and pay less attention to the consequences of implementation for the everyday practices of teaching and learning in schools. This paper draws on an ethnographic case-study to argue that the joint tasks demanded by neoliberal teacher evaluation policies structure interactions among teachers and between teachers and administrators in ways that erode professional culture. Implications for policymakers, school leaders, and teachers are considered.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Education Policy
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • accountability
  • ethnography
  • policy implementation
  • professional culture
  • Teacher evaluation
  • value-added measures

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