ERIC Number: ED166866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Guidelines for Applied Uses of Observation Instruments in Teacher Education. Final Report.
Lynch, William W.
Guidelines for the use of observation instruments in pre-and in-service teachers of the handicapped are provided. It is explained that guidelines have been developed according to the following five principles: (1) the observation instrument must be relevant (including empirical, normative, and interpretative relevance); (2) methods of gathering observation data should be feasible and cost-effective (including collection, storage, and retrieval of the information); (3) observation data should be reliable (including both accuracy and dependability); (4) observation data should be valid according to three criteria - context, process, and outcome; and (5) observation data should be planned so as to provide maximum impact (which is the ultimate test of classroom observation methods). A checklist with questions to assess the instrument according to the five principles is included. (Author/PHR)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Cost Effectiveness, Guidelines, Handicapped Children, Higher Education, Informal Assessment, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Reliability, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Validity
Indiana University, Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped, School of Education, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Innovation in Teaching the Handicapped.