Towards Innovative Techniques in the Appraisal of Secondary School Teachers for quality STM Education

Abstract:

Academic qualifications of teachers most times, do not directly equate to professional functioning in the classroom. This makes it imperative that teachers should be monitored through appraisal to maintain agreed standards. Where standards are maintained quality is assured because the students will be adequately exposed to all that they should know. Appraisal that leads to the upgrading of teacher is an indication that the teacher has performed creditably well and merits motivation to do more. Events in education in recent times posed concern regarding the credibility of the appraisal processes used in teachers’ appraisals. The processes were identified and critiqued and innovative techniques were proposed