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Pages: 3973-3982
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain

ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF TEACHERS IN THE ARAB EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ISRAEL REGARDING THE PRINCIPALS' ROLE AS EVALUATORS OF THEIR PERFORMANCE

J. Abu-Hussain

Alqasemi Academy (ISRAEL)
This study aims to examine Arab teachers' attitudes and perceptions regarding the principals' role as evaluators of their performance, and to find out whether differences exist in teachers' attitudes toward their performance being evaluated by principals. Findings may contribute to existing research knowledge on teachers, who exert the most influence on student achievement.

This study is particularly significant because it is the first to examine Arab teachers' attitude and perceptions of the principals' role as evaluators of their performance. Research findings can contribute to the improvement and internalization the evaluation process. They can also lead to a more well-informed use of teachers' evaluation.
Recently the Ministry of Education led a process of decentralization by investing school principals with the authority to evaluate teachers' performance. In light of this new approach, the question arises about teachers' attitudes and perceptions toward the principals' role as evaluators of their performance. These perceptions and attitudes have an impact on the teachers' overall behaviors at school and the contribution of the evaluation process to improving their work.
Teachers answered a questionnaire examining the attitudes and perceptions of teachers regarding the principals' role as evaluators of their performance.
Data were collected from a random sample consisting of 200 teachers in the Arab education system.

The results show that most of the teachers who were evaluated by the principal had positive perceptions and attitudes, and perceived the principal's evaluation of their performance as contributing and improving rather than judgmental, aiming to help teachers improve their work while emphasizing the importance of the compensation effect. Conversely, the attitudes and perceptions of most teachers who were not evaluated were less positive, viewing evaluation as a means of control, compensation, and a demonstration of the principal's authority.
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J. Abu-Hussain (2013) ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF TEACHERS IN THE ARAB EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ISRAEL REGARDING THE PRINCIPALS' ROLE AS EVALUATORS OF THEIR PERFORMANCE, EDULEARN13 Proceedings, pp. 3973-3982.
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