8.2.9. Evaluation of Teachers
Neither teachers nor their teaching are evaluated in Finland as such. However, the principal is always the pedagogical leader of his/her educational institution, thus being responsible for both instruction and teaching staff. Most schools have a quality system, which includes annual development discussions.
These discussions are organised to evaluate the achievement of the objectives set for the previous year and the teaching staff’s objectives or needs for the following year.
Em vez de tentar ensinar as escolas a avaliar professores, o Ministério da Educação devia esforçar-se por aprender a avaliar as escolas.
Miguel Castro Coelho