ROLE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF ACADEMIC MONITORING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOLSJournal: Academic Research International (Vol.4, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2013-09-15
Authors : Zerbeena Shaheen;
Page : 571-579
Keywords : Monitoring; Inspection; School Development;
This Research Paper is concerned with the study carried out for the partial fulfillment of M.Phil (Education) to know the role of school inspection/monitoring in the development of schools and for being a part of monitoring system, the researcher was interested to make a research in this area. The main aim was to explore the extent to which school inspection has an impact upon developmental factors particularly teaching and learning which is most important developmental factor for schools and directly concerned with all stake holders. Purpose of the study was also to give some insights into how it might be organized to influence teachers work performance as all the developmental factors were not possible to cover. The study was essentially quantitative and it employed 60 participants. The findings indicated that school inspection plays a potential role towards improving teaching and learning. Teachers perceived the advice and feedback given through inspection reports and recommendations useful for making improvements in their work performance. However, the study found that inspections reports and recommendations were not acted upon by the respective authorities to bring about effective impact on teaching and learning. It was also found that, to a greater extent school inspectors had succeeded in establishing positive relations with teachers. The majority of teachers stated that school inspectors used friendly language when discussing with them. The study further revealed that, school inspectors judged the performance of the schools based on schemes of work, lesson plans and pupils’ exercise books, whereas classroom observations were randomly carried out which left ambiguity to some extent.
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