Who’s Afraid of School Evaluation? An Analysis of the Resistance to School Evaluation in Taiwan
School evaluation is considered as an institutional evaluation that is done via systematic data collection and value judgment to serve as the base for school quality assurance and improvement. However, school evaluation faced huge challenges in recent years. Many cities decided to cancel school evaluation, which was quite ironic compared to international trend in emphasizing educational accountability through school evaluation. This research selected four cities in Taiwan to investigate the reasons for the resistance to school evaluation. It was found that school evaluation has unclear purposes, poor utilization, and inappropriate indicators. Principals and teachers do not trust school evaluation. Schools felt a lot of pressure because they could not meet the expectation of school evaluation. School evaluation was conducted inappropriately and it seldom challenged social cognition. Finally, the problems of goal displacement were observed during the evaluation process. Suggestions are provided for improving school evaluation.
|關鍵詞||抗拒、教育績效責任、評鑑問題、學校評鑑、resistance、educational accountability、evaluation problems、school evaluation|