Open Access Graduate Research Paper
No one really knows how many incompetent or marginal teachers there are in the profession. Part of the problem lies in developing a universally accepted definition of incompetence. Polls do, however, indicate that the number is probably somewhere around five to fifteen percent (Ellis, 1984; Finlayson, 1979). Regardless of the number of incompetent teachers, firing them for incompetence is not a common occurrence (Finlayson, 1979). The problem is not in the identification of the incompetent or marginal teacher (Ruud & Woodford, 1981). Most observant people in a school, including the supervisor, students, and fellow employees can easily point to the "deadwood" within a building. The problem lies, at least in part, with the execution of dismissal proceedings.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Administration and Counseling
James E. Albrecht
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©1987 Thomas J. Quinn
Quinn, Thomas J., "Documentation and teacher dismissal" (1987). Graduate Research Papers. 3126.