THE EFFECTIVE TEACHER AND THE EFFICIENT EDUCATIONAL WORK. A SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH STUDY; FINDINGS AND SUGGESTIONS
Sousanna-Maria G. Nikolaou , Monika A. Papa and Vasileios Ι. Zagkotas
ABSTRACT -The quality of general education depends to a large extent on the effectiveness of the teacher and his work. The lack in evaluating the performance (internal and external evaluation of schools and teachers) does not contribute in improving the effectiveness of schools. In Greece the profession of the teacher remains attractive, but it is pointed out that the quality of teaching is not evaluated objectively (Education and Training Surveys Report of 2015, Greece). The present research aims a) to investigate the views of future teachers (4th academic year students, shortly before acquiring their degree) concerning the quality of active teachers, based on their school life experiences and b) to identify the elements that constitute and define the profile of the successful and effective teacher. It is noted that education reformers should focus on all different aspects of teacher education and not only in their main studies subject, but also focus on pedagogy and teachers' autonomy concerning decision making in terms of teaching and students social behavior.
Keywords: effective teacher, evaluation, future teachers, teacher’s attributes