Do intentions and perceptions always meet? A case study regarding the use of a teacher appraisal scheme in an English language teaching environment

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Vanci-Osam U., Aksit T.

TEACHING AND TEACHER EDUCATION, vol.16, no.2, pp.255-267, 2000 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0742-051x(99)00058-x
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-267
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


This article reports research examining a group of English language teachers' perceptions of the teacher appraisal scheme with a developmental purpose. Specifically, the researchers tried to find out if there is a discrepancy between what the institution intended to achieve and how teachers perceived the scheme before and after their participation in it. The findings of the study, which were obtained by analysing the data collected from the teachers and appraisers in the form of two structured interviews revealed some significant clues for the institutions which are involved in or interested in running teacher appraisal schemes in their workplace. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.