Date of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
School of Education
School principals in Illinois face an ethical dilemma when evaluating tenured teachers. Giving an unsatisfactory rating and placing a tenured teacher under a remediation plan opens the door to a time-consuming process filled with legal and financial issues that will strain relationships in the school. However, giving a less than honest rating results in leaving the teacher in the classroom and not making decisions in the best interest of students.
Presented here is a review of current research on evaluating tenured teachers and a framework of ethical lenses that can be applied to a principal's decision-making. This study looks at the differences, if any, that exist between novice and experienced principals when contemplating remediating a tenured teacher.
Reuland, Andrew James, "The Differences between Novice and Experienced Public Middle School Principals in the Decision to Remediate a Tenured Teacher" (2012). Dissertations. 384.
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