UTF-8'en'[Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies] Influence of Teacher Performance Appraisal

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E-ISSN 2281-4612 ISSN 2281-3993 Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies Vol 6 No 3 November 2017 77 Research Article © 2017 Aloo et.al. This is an open access article licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License ( ) . Influence of Teacher Performance Appraisal on Effectiveness in Curriculum Evaluation in Kenyan Public Secondary Schools Joash Okello Aloo Kabianga National School, Kabianga Dr. Jack Odongo Ajowi Department of Educational Administration and Management, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Dr. Peter Jairo O. Aloka School of Education, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology Doi: 10.1515/ajis-2017-0024 Abstract The objective of the study was to establish the impact of Teachers Performance Appraisal(TPA) policy on effectiveness in curriculum evaluation in public secondary schools in Kenya. The study employed a Correlational research design. Additionally, the study used Stratified random sampling technique to select 179 Principals and 179 Deputy Principals. Consequently, the study used questionnaires to collect data from the Principals and Deputy Principals. The study also tested reliability of the instruments for data collection by assessing the scale's internal consistency using Crobanch's alpha, and reliability coefficient of at least 0.7 was achieved. Validity was determined by experts in Educational Administration of JaramogiOgingaOdinga University of Science and Technology. Quantitative data was analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study established that TPA policy had a significant positive influence on curriculum evaluation by teachers (r =.726, p<.05). The study confirmed that TPA: accounted for 52.5% of the variation in curriculum evaluation. The study established TPA to be a significant predictor of curriculum evaluation [F (1, 316) = 351.92, p <.05)]. The study recommends that the Kenyan Teachers Service Commission should enhance the use of reports when making decisions on teachers to be deployed to senior positions and those to be promoted to the next job groups. Such a step would make teachers respect and adhere to the policy guidelines. This is because the study reported that more teachers had embraced TPA with a view that it would be used to determine their suitability promotion. Keywords: Teacher Performance Appraisal (TPA), Policy, Curriculum Evaluation, Schools, Kenya 1. Introduction The Universal Declaration of Human Rights implemented by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1948 guaranteed individuals a variety of fundamental liberty with education serving as an elementary right essential for the achievement of all other freedoms (Ekwuene, 2009). To attain quality education, stakeholders should allow young people should have access opportunities for acquiring desired attitudes, skills, and values that will permit them to lead a productive and happy life’s and discharge their social duties for the benefit of the society. The mandate to shape learners

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