Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Ghana
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This paper investigates the quality of preparation; knowledge and skills given to Teachers, Head Teachers, Circuit Supervisors and District Education Officers for effective appraisal system for the purpose of quality teacher performance and learning outcomes at the basic schools in Tano North and South Districts of Ghana. The study focused on specific elements of education and training such as teachers and education managers' knowledge in staff performance appraisal, key roles the teachers and
... s the teachers and education managers were expected to play in the appraisal process, skills and techniques needed by appraisers and appraisees for active involvement in the appraisal process and nature of education and training organized for the teachers and managers. Through multiple data sources, the study revealed that Teachers, Head Teachers, Circuit Supervisors and top management personnel at the District Directorate of Education were not well informed about the current appraisal system. Again, the training was inadequate and lacked the necessary appraisal skills and techniques for effective appraisal process. The skill gaps identified were self-appraisal, peer appraisal, target setting, keeping appraisal journal, data collection and analysis and contributing to one's own growth and development. The study suggests that the Ghana government should recognize the importance of teacher professional development and invest heavily in staff performance appraisal and development to promote quality teaching and learning at the pre-tertiary institutions.