The Relationship Between Principals' Power Behaviors and Their Evaluations of Teacher Performance
Date of Award
Dissertation - Restricted
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Bogenschield, Erika, G.
Evaluation of teaching by principals is required and expected in most if not all public school districts, and one of its commonly accepted purposes is to foster professional growth. An assumption in this study is that professional growth is more likely to occur if the teacher is positively motivated, and that this positive motivation is more likely to be present if there is consensus between principal and teacher rather than conflict. Examination of the conflict/consensus conditions, therefore, would seem to be one method of gaining further insight into the complexities, and perhaps frustrations, of the teacher evaluation process...