Old and New Forms of Teachers’ Evaluation in Greece: How Secondary Teachers Perceived their Recent Evaluation

By Sonia Geladaki and Katerina Trimi-Kyrou.

Published by The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Annual Review

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The aim of this paper is, on the one hand, to explore the institution of evaluation in Greece (its problematic aspects, its perception by the teachers), and on the other hand, to define the conditions that should be fulfilled in order that the procedure of teachers’ evaluation gains the trust and the acceptance of those evaluated. Firstly, the paper makes an account of how the evaluation of teachers in Greece evolved, the role of the “inspector”, the criticism this institution had received until the replacement of the inspector by the “pedagogic counselor” in the ’80s, the limitations of the counselor’s role, and finally the new law concerning the individual evaluation of teachers. Secondly, it explores the way teachers have perceived the application of the new law. The methods used are a) historical research (study of the relative documentation) and b) qualitative research based on semi-structured interviews. The conclusions are addressed to policy makers in the Ministry of education and to administrators involved in the procedure of teachers’ evaluation.

Keywords: Education, Educational Research, Evaluation

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Annual Review, Volume 9, pp.43-52. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 5, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 497.537KB)).

Sonia Geladaki

Principal, Anavrita Pilot Experimental High School of Athens, School of Humanities, Hellenic Open University, Athens, Greece

Dr. Katerina Trimi-Kyrou

Teacher, Varvakeio Pilot Experimental High School of Athens, Athens, Greece