ERIC Number: ED027281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan-31
Reference Count: 0
An Investigation of Observer-Judge Ratings of Teacher Competence. Final Report.
Brown, Bob Burton
Demonstrating and testing Conant's recommendation that teacher competence should determine certification, this four-phase study from 1964-68 developed and field-tested procedures for evaluating teacher competence and for determining how evaluation is affected by the beliefs of student teachers and observer-judges. Following the Phase I orientation of observer-judges and evaluation of rating instruments and procedures, 539 observer-judges from colleges, public schools, and State Departments of Public Instruction rated 407 student teachers' clinical classroom performances over a one-year period (Phase II) with Teacher's Classroom Behavior instruments. Prior to rating, students and observer-judges took three Study of Beliefs tests. Phase II data was statistically analyzed and compared with data from Phase III in which 100 Phase II subjects, then first-year teachers, and 100 experienced teachers were evaluated. Data analysis in Phase IV revealed: predictable interrelationships among teacher beliefs, teacher competence, observer descriptions, and observer-judge beliefs; belief gaps between colleges of education and public schools; and theory-practice discrepancies in teachers and observer-judges. Recommendations for use of these findings in teacher evaluation programs are made. (LP)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Behavior Rating Scales, Check Lists, Correlation, Educational Experiments, Evaluation, Factor Analysis, Institutional Cooperation, Interaction Process Analysis, Lesson Observation Criteria, Student Teachers, Teacher Certification, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Identifiers: Dogmatism Scale (Rokeach); Personal Beliefs Inventory; Teacher Evaluation Scale (Brown); Teacher Practices Inventory; Teacher Practices Observation Record