Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Incompetency when referring to a teacher's classroom performance is difficult to define (Heavilin, 1980). States have not adequately defined the term, the professional organizations for teachers, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, have not taken a stand on the meaning of incompetence, and the courts have tended to steer clear of making judgments about a particular teacher's competence; therefore, the burden of defining the term "incompetence" when evaluating teachers has fallen on the shoulders of school administrators (Bridges, 1985a & b; Munnelly, 1979).
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
Robert H. Decker
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©1988 Margaret L. Jensen
Jensen, Margaret L., "A review of the literature about incompetent teachers" (1988). Graduate Research Papers. 2626.