A study of the perceptions of teachers and administrators regarding teacher evaluation and reduction-in-force in selected school corporations in Indiana

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dc.contributor.advisor Marconnit, George D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Walter, James K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:11Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:11Z
dc.date.created 1986 en_US
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1986 .W35 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181722
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to examine the perceptions of superintendents, RIFfed teachers, and teacher union officials concerning the criteria used in reducing force in school corporations having reduction-in-force contract language. The population consisted of forty-six superintendents, ninety-one RIFfed teachers, and thirty-two union officials. The school corporations were randomly selected from 144 corporations listed in the document entitled 1984-85 Indiana State Teachers Association Bargaining Priorities.The three groups were asked to complete a questionnaire either by mail, on-site, or by telephone. The questionnaire was designed to determine the perceptions of each group regarding criteria used in reducing staff. Major problems were found in a number of current reduction-in-force policies due to incorporating the sole criterion of seniority. Seniority was found to be regressive,and many young competent teachers were often unfairly and arbitrarily laid off or terminated.Solutions to the problems included the adoption of broader reduction-in-force policies to include such criteria as evaluation, past performance, and extracurricular participation. Other recommendations were to lobby for a state law to set forth uniform guidelines for reducing force, and for superintendents, school boards, and union officials to realize that school corporations cannot follow a typical industrial model for reducing force. Comprehensive, progressive school corporations must rely on competent, dedicated teachers who are willing to meet the total needs of students. Regressive, restrictive policies are not conducive to quality education. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 132 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- Rating of. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- Tenure. en_US
dc.title A study of the perceptions of teachers and administrators regarding teacher evaluation and reduction-in-force in selected school corporations in Indiana en_US
dc.title.alternative Perceptions of teachers and administrators regarding teacher evaluation and reduction-in-force. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/468075 en_US

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