Teachers evaluation in European Union and Greece

Issue 7

>“Teachers evaluation in European Union and Greece”

Panayotis Xohellis
Page 42-59


This paper consists of two parts: the first is an introduction to the general framework of educational evaluation and assessment, with the emphasis on its necessity and specific parameters on the problems arising in the process. The second and main part presents a review of the relevant literature after 1960. It offers a critical survey of the general field of educational evaluation and of prevailing trends in the relevant discourses and applications within the EEC, and in particular, in Greece. Within this framework we focus on the crucial question of what is the ultimate aim of education today: is it just to provide students with the working knowledge necessary for them to compete and thrive within our continuously demanding society of information? Or does it seek to shape an academic environment of humanistic learning orientated towards the increasingly fading values of freedom, justice and peace? It is our strong belief that such questions should be at the heart of the current discourse of educational practices as valid and crucial for the process of developing existing educational policies and forming new ones for the future.