International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Supervision and Evaluation: Teachers’ Perspectives
Maria de Nazaré Castro Trigo Coimbra

The main goal of this research project is to enlighten teachers’ perceptions about supervision and evaluation. Therefore, the study focus dimensions on which supervision and evaluation differ and complement each other, as key functions of school organisation. The results show that teachers realize that supervision and evaluation are separate but complementary functions, requiring complex knowledge and skills, in order to improve teaching performance and promote teacher growth in schools, as learning communities. However, teachers point out the lack of supervisors with a solid training, capable of promoting high-quality teaching and effective professional development. Moreover, they add problems arisen by interpersonal relationship in peer evaluation, advocating external evaluators. Finally, the study demonstrates the imperative of cooperative work between schools and universities.

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