Teacher Evaluation in Oman: Policy, Implementation, and Challenges

Hamed H. AL-Yahmadi

Abstract


Teacher evaluation is a significant means for ensuring accountability and promoting teacher professional development. However, the road to good implementation of teacher evaluation system rarely goes without challenges and constraints. The fourteen interviewees who participated in this study faced several constraints in implementing teacher evaluation in the Sultanate of Oman. Some of these obstacles were: Lack of incentives; inadequate evaluators’ training; heavy burden of administrative duties with less empowerment; lack of teachers and evaluators’ commitment towards teacher evaluation system. These organizational and technical factors inhibit the performance of teachers and evaluators alike. The study recommends that teachers and evaluators must be given the needed assistance so that the evaluation process is implemented effectively for the teacher development and performance improvement.

 


Keywords


Teacher evaluation, professional development, evaluation, Oman.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jeps.vol7iss4pp513-524

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