Evaluating Professional Support Personnel in Education

Evaluating Professional Support Personnel in Education


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Evaluating Professional Support Personnel in Education by James H. Stronge, Virginia M. Helm

Demands for accountability in schools have led to increasingly rigorous evaluations of teachers and administrators. But there is a gap in the literature when it comes to evaluating school support personnel such as school counsellors, psychologists, nurses, social workers and librarians. This book fills that gap by offering a systematic approach that enables administrators and evaluators to assess more effectively the performance of non-teaching staff. The authors present their Professional Support Personnel model, which offers a generalized approach as well as addressing the needs of specific populations.

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ISBN-13: 9780803936751
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/01/1990
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

James H. Stronge is the Heritage Professor in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Area at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. His research interests include policy and practice related to teacher quality, and teacher and administrator evaluation. He has worked with numerous school districts and other educational organizations to design and implement evaluation systems for teachers, administrators, and support personnel. His work on effective teachers focuses on how to identify effective teachers and how to enhance teacher effectiveness. Dr. Stronge has presented his research at conferences such as American Educational Research Association and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, conducted workshops for national and state organizations, and worked with local school districts.

He has been a teacher, counselor, and district-level administrator. His doctorate is in the area of educational administration and planning from the University of Alabama.

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