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Volume 3 - Issue 1 - June 2019

Latest issue of Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics


TITLE: Exploring School Teacher Evaluation within the Greek Educational Landscape

Author: Dimitrios Nikolaidis

Substitute University Teacher (teaching “English Medical Terminology”),

Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly

Argonafton & Filellinon, Volos 382 21, Greece


Published online: 24 July 2019, pp. 65-87



Nikolaidis, D. (2019) Exploring School Teacher Evaluation within the Greek Educational Landscape, Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics, 3(1), ALS House Publications. Athens, Greece, pp. 65-87.


This article explores the current situation of school teacher evaluation (STE, hereafter) in Greek state schools. Specifically, the purpose of the case study was to investigate perceptions over the usefulness and the purposes of STE. The research examined how different forms of evaluation affect the goal of teacher development as well as the features that characterize an effective evaluation system. Finally, the study analysed the assessment criteria against which teachers’ development is to be evaluated along with the methods used for evaluating teacher performance. The aforementioned parameters of evaluation were examined from the scope of three groups of the educational community, namely a) school teachers, b) school principals and c) students’ parents. The research employed a mixed method design which involved the combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods: the collection of quantitative data through questionnaires was followed by the collection of qualitative data through semi-structured interviews.


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Keywords:  teacher evaluation, forms of evaluation, evaluation methods, assessment criteria, Greek education.

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