Teacher self-improvement is a promising approach to explore as schools plan to meet the professional development needs of their staff. In this article we focus on: 1) the basic concept of teacher self-improvement, 2) the relationship between teacher self-improvement and teacher evaluation, 3) the categories of information which can be examined during the self-improvement process, 4) some strategies for teacher self-assessment, 5), the process of planning a teacher self-improvement program, and 6) the role of self-improvement in facilitating school improvement.
Iwanicki, E.F. & McEachern, L. (1983). Teacher self-improvement: A promising approach to professional development and school improvement. Journal of Staff Development, 4(1), 62-77.